Executive Group Honors Karmanos: The Detroit Executives Association will honor Compuware’s executive chairman, Peter Karmanos Jr., as its 2011 Executive of the Year.  The award will be presented at an 11:30 a.m. luncheon Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Detroit Athletic Club, 241 Madison Ave., Detroit. This marks the 30th year that the association has honored a business and community leader with the award. DEA president and Global Telecom Solutions owner Mark Stackpoole noted that Karmanos is the first two-time winner of the award, having already won it in 2003. The annual award is presented to a business or community leader who exhibits exceptional leadership and devotion to the betterment of the metropolitan Detroit area. Past “Executive of the Year” honorees have included current Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, ePrize founder and CEO Josh Linkner, General Motors executive Robert Lutz, and DTE Energy CEO Anthony Earley. The luncheon at the Detroit Athletic Club is a great opportunity to hear Peter Karmanos discuss the company’s ascension to more than 4,200 employees and $1 billion in annual revenue. Karmanos is also deeply committed to philanthropy, contributing more than $60 million to establish and support the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. And he also owns three hockey teams — The Carolina Hurricanes (NHL), the Plymouth Whalers (OHL) and the Florida Everglades (ECHL). The event is also an opportunity to enjoy lunch at one of Detroit’s finest historic sites. For more information or to reserve a space please email June Cox at junecox@sympatico.ca. The Detroit Executives Association, founded in 1926, is comprised of business owners and principal decision makers in and around the Detroit metropolitan area. The association was built on the premise that members will work together to promote not only their own business, but each member’s business, as well, through the exchange of leads at weekly meetings held at the Detroit Athletic Club. Even as business climates change, the Detroit Executives Association remains a vital force in helping its members develop extensive customer bases, cultivate their businesses, and enhance their bottom line. For more information, including how to become a member, please visit http://www.detroitexecs.com.


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