Board of Directors
DAMANY A. HEAD
An entrepreneur and leadership strategist, equips business owners with tools to significantly increase their bottom line, enhanced structure for rapid future growth and purposeful momentum to drive effective change.
A Managing Partner in Essential Recycling, where he has been expanding recycling in the commercial industry since 2008, Damany is an engineer by trade and a leader by birth. His natural ability to relate to people, while simultaneously driving concrete results, demonstrates his creative power.
Holly E. Myers
Holly E. Myers is the Global Operations Director for Labs in Pontiac and Warren within the General Motors Global Product Development Group. She is responsible for lab strategy and operational oversite of component labs that test engines, transmissions, electric drive units and EV batteries plus leads the
Structural Development, Aerodynamic Wind Tunnel and Climatic Wind Tunnel vehicle labs. Holly is the Site manager for the GM Pontiac Engineering Center and serves on the Pontiac Regional Chamber Board of Directors. Prior to her current assignment, she spent three years as the Operations Director and onsite GM shareholder representative at the Chongqing Branch of SAIC GM Wuling Automobile
Company, Ltd. China. This site of 3000 had a full vehicle assembly and engine plant with 350,000 vehicle/engine annual capacity. Holly has extensive background in manufacturing, manufacturing engineering and laboratory operations. During her 30-year-career with General Motors, Holly has lived and worked in eleven locations in two countries and five states within the USA. Throughout Holly’s career she has been a leader in the implementation of lean operations and people empowerment. She has a BS in Manufacturing Management from Kettering University and dual master’s degrees as a GM Fellow in Business and Industrial Operations Engineering from the Tauber Institute at the University of Michigan.
Andrea Meyer has been engaged in the field of education since 2005, and has worked to develop the Center for Success literacy focused after school program since January of 2015. Prior to that, Andrea gained experience as a classroom teacher for 10 years, mostly in the subject area of Language Arts in a variety of urban settings from Center Line, MI to South Central Los Angeles. She has served on the Leadership Team of two Charter Schools, adding valuable insight to discussions on school structures and best practices for student success. Her work at Center for Success has offered the opportunity to bring parents and community members into the conversation of serving and uplifting youth.
Andrea holds certifications in Evidence Based Literacy Instruction (EBLI) and English Language Development (ELD) which support her role in creating
meaningful, individualized lessons for readers at the Center. Andrea sits on the Board of Directors for both the Center for Success and the Grosse Pointe Old Devils. As the Executive Director of Center for Success Network, Andrea oversees the implementation of the strategic plan of the organization, staff training and program design. Andrea holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Western Michigan University, gaining her
degree through their Urban Education program. A lifelong learner herself,
Andrea has been part of the Crain’s Leadership Academy, and the Leadership DELI presented by NEW and Zingermans. In addition to her role at CFSN, Andrea is a co-chair for the Summer Learning Table for 313 Reads!, which fosters rich partnerships to ensure that more children in low-income families succeed in grade-level reading by the end of third grade. Her most important role is mom of 3 amazing kids (under the age of 6).
An associate attorney at the Dobrusin Law Firm, P.C., Eric Hydorn serves clients to secure their intellectual property including the preparation and prosecution of patent applications. He focuses his practice on the technical arts of chemistry, mechanical engineering, and biology.
Eric joined the Pontiac Regional Chamber in 2019 intending to serve the business community of Pontiac.
Eric believes in fostering the growth of and collegiality between businesses as well as strengthening the ties between the community at large.
Eric received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and completed his undergraduate studies in Chemistry at Hope College.
Prior to embarking on his legal career, Eric worked in the fields of automotive electrochromic mirrors and industrial metalworking fluids. During law school, Eric began his practical legal training at a Tier 1 supplier of climatized automotive seating before joining the Dobrusin Law Firm as a law clerk.
Eric was raised in Rochester and currently resides in Pontiac. During the coveted warm seasons in Michigan, you will find him either on the golf course or one of Oakland County’s beautiful mountain biking trails.
Craig Walden is the Chief Financial Officer of Auch Construction, a planning and construction
management firm specializing in healthcare, educational and institutional construction in southeast
Michigan. Prior to Auch Construction, Craig spent 12 years working in Public Accounting with Doeren
Mayhew. Craig is a certified public accountant and is a member of Michigan Association of Certified
Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Regina Campbell fulfills her mission to build trust and community through quality workmanship in her role as President and founder of Ginasis Construction.
Regina has worked in the construction industry for the past decade – before founding Ginasis, Regina developed her construction experience by working as a commercial Construction project coordinator with AUCH Construction while also completing her OSHA 510 certification. To date, she remains an active member of the National Association of Black Women in Construction and her all-around impacts in the association are evident. Aside from being a general contractor, Regina is also a licensed real estate agent. Staying engaged through committee involvement, Regina has served on the NW Construction Technology Advisory Committee as well as a Real Estate Grievance Committee.
Joined Flagstar Bank in November of 2015.As First Vice President, Community Reinvestment Act Director, Beverly is responsible for developing,implementingand administering all aspects of the Bank’s Community Reinvestment Act ComplianceProgram, including the bank’s strategy for meeting the lending, investment and service needs of thecommunities in which the bank operates, including low to moderate incomeneighborhoods. Beverly hasover 20 years in banking. Her career started in 1980 with the Security Federal Savings & Loan Bank inSpringfield, Illinois. In 1992, she was hired at Bank One, in Springfield, Illinois, as Vice-President ofCommunity Reinvestment Act, (CRA). In 2004, she transferred to Chicago, Illinois where she held variouspositions within JPMorgan Chase; Illinois State CRA Manager, National Manager of the JPMorgan ChaseFederal Home Loan Bank, Affordable Housing Program, and Vice-President ofCorporate Responsibility.Beverly has served on many community boards as an active community volunteer and leader. FormerPresident of the Illinois Federation Community Schools, Evanston Community Development Board,Associated Colleges of Illinois and,The Chicago Pre-College Science & Engineering Board. FormerBoard member and founding member of, The Springfield Project, HOPE, The Dominican SistersCharitable Trust Fund, The Franciscan Sisters San Domino Fund, The Capital Community Health CareCenter Board, and Leadership Springfield alumni.Beverly resides in Royal Oak, MI and enjoys spending time with her son, daughter in-law and threegrandchildren.
Devan Brie S. Green is a Level 1 Professional Librarian and Library Director of the Pontiac Public Library, a class VI urban library in Pontiac, MI. She earned her Masters of Library Information Science (MLIS) from Wayne State University in 2013. She has been Library Director since 2014. Previously she worked as an Outreach Librarian at the Pontiac Library and Teen Librarian at the Auburn Hills Library. Her Bachelors of Communication Arts was awarded in 2000, where she majored in Radio, TV & Film also at Wayne State University. Mrs. Green is an author. Her published books are Her Confession, Wisdom Cries and Detroit Statuary. She is a Board Member of the Pontiac Regional Chamber and Chair Elect of The Library Network Steering Committee 2022. Mrs. Green is also the CEO of Lavish Bombs & Butters LLC a skin care brand that specializes in high end, luxurious skin care products.
Director of Marketing, Communications, Physician Relations and Foundation at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac MI. The hospital is a 338 bed teaching hospital and has ambulatory sites in Clarkston and Oxford.
Krysta is an accomplished and well-respected health care leader with extensive experience in marketing acute care, ambulatory and physician group environments.
Krysta has been with the McLaren Health Care system for 17 years and in healthcare for over 20 years. Previously working as Associate Director of Midwest Development for the American Lung Association and Regional Director at City of Hope National Cancer Institute. Krysta earned her Bachelor of Arts from Central Michigan University, and a Master of Science in Marketing from Purdue University.
Dean, School of Business Administration
Dr. Mazzeois the Dean ofOakland University’s School of Business Administration.He cameto OaklandUniversity from Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Business.Mazzeobrings nearly 10 yearsof experience in academic administration, and more than 30 years in scholarship in the areas of finance,mergers, acquisitions and corporate structuring.His accomplishments include developing new international degree and certificate programs, anentrepreneurship specialization and supporting economic development activities. He also partnered withFortune 500 companies to create custom executive education programs and seminars.Consistently recognized for his teaching, Dr. Mazzeo’s distinguished record of scholarship includes thepublication of articles in top-tier finance journals such as theReview of Financial Studies. His research iscited frequently in textbooks; while national media outlets, such asBusiness Week, regularly seekhisopinion. He served as an associate editor of theJournal of Financial Research.Before joining Oakland University, Dr. Mazzeo served 23 years at MSU as associate dean, interimdepartment chairperson, and as a faculty member, among other roles. Priorto his appointment at MSU, hetaught at Indiana University. Dr. Mazzeo earned his bachelor’s in Economics from State UniversityCollege at Buffalo; and his master’s degree in Economics and Ph.D. in Finance from State University ofNew York at Buffalo.