Livonia Chamber of Commerce - Staff & Board of Directors

Staff & Board of Directors

Livonia Chamber of Commerce Staff
and Volunteer Leadership

2014 Board of Directors
Executive Committee

Chair
KEN WAGNER
State Farm Insurance

Chair Elect
KAREN SANBORN

Madonna University

GRETCHEN ALANIZ
TRW Autmotive

DAN LAIBLE
NYX, Inc.

KATHY RAYMOR
Lis, McCallion, Raymor & Co., P.C.

 

2014 Board of Directors

PAUL BOHN - Fausone Bohn, LLP
CHARLES DARDAS - Alpha USA
BRENDA DURLING - Schoolcraft College's VisTaTech Center
HAITHAM FAKHOURI - Bold Media

STEVE FUTRELL - Technology Solutions
KEN HUNT- Ford Motor Company
BRANDON KRITZMAN - Orchard, Hiltz, McCliment, Inc.
DR. RANDY LIEPA - Livonia Public Schools
BETSY McCUE - Huntington Bank
JOHN MURPHY - Commercial Lawnmower
DAVID SPIVEY - St. Mary Mercy Hospital
TOM STROUP - Valaset Services
PETER VENTURA - Principal Associates
ROBIN WHITFIELD - Edward Jones
DENNIS WRIGHT - Livonia City Treasurer

 

MEET THE CHAMBER STAFF
Dan West

Dan West has served as President and CEO of the Livonia Chamber of Commerce since November 2006. He previously worked as a newspaper reporter for nearly 12 years, most recently with The Livonia Observer. The Livonia Franklin High School graduate earned a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University.

In the Chamber industry, he earned the Institution of Organizational Management (IOM) designation, the result of completing a four-year, non-profit management program coordinated by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He also serves as a board member for the Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals. In his tenure at the Livonia Chamber, he helped create unique initiatives to support colleges and universities in and around Livonia and workforce development needs for local manufacturers.

Dan is involved in a number of community causes: He serves on the Livonia Community Foundation Board, the Livonia Community Marketing Consortium, as a public-address announcer for sporting events at Livonia Stevenson High School, and as an adult leader for a summer Boy Scout camp on Mackinac Island. He is a past president of the Livonia Jaycees.

After working at out-state newspapers for several years, Dan moved back to his hometown of Livonia in 2001 with his wife, Amy. They have two daughters, Janie and Natalie. They are parishioners at St. Aidan Catholic Church.

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Dawnne Toppa

Dawnne Toppa has served as Vice President of the Livonia Chamber of Commerce since September 2010. She previously worked as the Director of Public Affairs with the Livonia Chamber of Commerce from Feb. 2008 until late 2010. The Livonia Franklin High School graduate has attended Schoolcraft College and Eastern Michigan University.

In the Chamber industry, she earned the Institution of Organizational Management (IOM) designation, the result of completing a four-year, non-profit management program coordinated by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

In her time at the Livonia Chamber, she has created and improved a number of Chamber events; including the improvement of registration at large events significantly and creating the Blind Networking lunch.

Dawnne is a past Livonia Jaycees president and currently a Livonia Kiwanis Early Riser.  She is also a Notary Public.


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Debbie Ferenesic Debbie Ferensic, office manager, has worked at the Livonia Chamber of Commerce since 1996. The Livonia Franklin High School graduate earned an associate’s degree from Schoolcraft College.

Debbie is involved with Livonia’s Sacred Heart Byzantine Catholic Church. She has a grown daughter, Kelli.

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 Laura Sweeney

Laura Sweeney, program coordinator, has worked with the Livonia Chamber of Commerce since January 2011. The Downriver native attended Madonna University and graduated with a BA degree in Journalism/Public Relations. During college, Laura interned at multiple companies; including a non-profit, a small public relations firm and a local magazine.

Since being with the Chamber, Laura has helped redesign the Chamber website and manage its content. She's also managed the Chamber's various social media platforms and created the YouTube Channel - TheLivonia Chamber.

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Livonia Chamber of Commerce
33233 Five Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48154
734-427-2122 (phone)
734-427-6055 (fax)



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