Media Genesis President Antoine Dubeauclard Elected to the International Visitors Council Board of Directors: Antoine Dubeauclard, president of Troy-based Media Genesis Inc., has been selected to join the Board of Directors of the International Visitors Council of Metropolitan Detroit (IVC Detroit). According to its website, IVC Detroit “is a nonprofit organization that administers international exchange programs on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and other organizations that have an interest in promoting international relations.” With Media Genesis founder and CEO Brad Frederick, Dubeauclard strives to encourage international collaboration in business. Media Genesis developed an international internship program, partnering with an array of sponsor companies abroad to connect with international employment candidates. Throughout the years, Media Genesis has acted as the host company for interns from Brazil, Germany, Spain, Ukraine, Finland, France, and the Netherlands. Media Genesis also works with the international nonprofit sector, including organizations such as the United Nations in New York and UNESCO in Paris, on a variety of international web-related projects. Media Genesis understands the hardships many nonprofit organizations face in today’s cost-driven society, so it donates hundreds of hours each year to nonprofit work. Media Genesis is owned by partners Brad Frederick and Antoine Dubeauclard. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Troy, Media Genesis has been developing and designing online technologies since the internet was in its infancy. For more information about Media Genesis, visit

Beaumont Health System appoints seven trustees: Seven community residents were recently elected as trustees of Beaumont Health System. Beaumont has 103 trustees who meet twice a year and serve on committees to make recommendations to Beaumont’s board of directors. Ashley Crain, Bloomfield Hills, is a stay-at-home mother, freelance golf journalist and philanthropist. She has a bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University. Crain is active in the community, currently serving as chair of Sunset at the Zoo, the Cornerstone Golf Tournament and the Alzheimer’s Ladies Night Out. She’s also a supporter and committee member of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Laurie Cunnington, Birmingham, is president of Ward Williston Oil Co. She has a bachelor’s of administration degree from Wayne State University. Cunnington currently serves on the Women’s Leadership Board of the J.F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and on the boards of Oakland Family Services and Women of Tomorrow. She is a former board member of Opportunity International and a member of the executive committee of JAM, an African relief organization. Patrick Duerr, Birmingham, is an attorney with Honigman, Miller, Schwartz and Cohn. He earned his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Notre Dame. Duerr serves as a board member at Loyola High School. He serves on the board of Honigman, Miller, Schwartz and Cohn and as a member of the firm’s attorney compensation committee. Meg Ferron, Bloomfield Hills, is owner of the Fuchsia Frog, a shop that offers gifts, unique accessories, decorative furnishings, designer and custom clothing, bedding and furniture for babies and children. She has a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Bucknell University. Ferron serves as chair of the Community House and is a mentor for Women of Tomorrow. Michael Jacobs, Rochester Hills, is president and CEO of Applied Manufacturing Technologies. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Wayne State University. Jacobs is a licensed engineer in the State of Michigan. Dennis Herrick, Birmingham, retired from Beaumont as executive vice president, financial strategy analyst in 2012 after 37 years with the health system. Herrick is a certified public accountant who earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Albion College. He serves as a board member of Amerisure Insurance. Ed Russell, Grosse Pointe Farms, is managing partner of Russell Development Company. He attended Western Michigan University, majoring in finance. He is a board member of the Friends of the Grosse Pointe Parade Organization, Northern Trust-Michigan Advisory Board and Eagle Children’s Charities Board-Detroit (formerly Eagle Sports Club). He was also a founding board member of the Holly Ear Institute at St. John Providence. Beaumont Health System is a three-hospital regional health system with 1,726 licensed beds, more than 14,000 full-time equivalent employees and nearly 3,100 physicians, including 500 employed physicians in the Beaumont Medical Group and more than 2,600 private-practice physicians. In addition to its hospitals in Royal Oak, Troy and Grosse Pointe, Beaumont has 54 community-based sites of care including medical centers in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties, family practice and internal medicine practices, five nursing centers, home care services and hospice. The Beaumont Research Institute has 1,100 active research studies with more than 82,000 participants. Beaumont is the exclusive clinical teaching site for the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Visit Beaumont on the Web at


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