Walsh President Marsha Kelliher Named to Crain’s Notable Women in Education

TROY, Mich., Sept. 23, 2019 — Marsha Kelliher, J.D, LL.M., President and CEO of Walsh, has been named to the 2019 Notable Women in Education list by Crain’s Detroit Business. The list highlights women in the education sector who are leaders in their workplaces and communities.

Since arriving at Walsh in 2017, Kelliher has led an ambitious strategic plan initiative and launched several new academic programs including the nation’s first multi-course concentration in automotive cybersecurity, the innovative Master of Arts in Business, a Bachelor of Science in Applied Management, Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management and the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership.

Kelliher has championed the use of technology at all levels, leading to new software implementations for recruitment, advancement, advising, financial aid services and academics. In 2018 and 2019, she was named One of the Most Powerful Business Leaders in Metro Detroit in Education by DBusiness’ Detroit 500 and was an Honored Guest at the 2019 Inforum Inner Circle.

“Marsha Kelliher embodies the leadership and innovation that Walsh was founded on nearly 100 years ago,” said Michael Plotzke, Chairman of the Walsh Board of Trustees and CFO of Plastipak Holdings, Inc. “She challenges the entire organization to continually look to the future and embrace new technology and methodology. This recognition is well-deserved.”

Kelliher is a member of the Executive Committee of Michigan Independent Colleges and Universities and the Board of Directors of the Detroit Economic Club. She is a member of the Army-Southeast Michigan Advisory Council and also serves as a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission.

For more information about Walsh, visit www.walshcollege.edu

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Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (www.acbsp.org).

Firm Elects Executive Committee Members for 2019

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. –The law firm of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC has elected officers to serve on its executive committee for 2019. The officers are: Michael D. Sanders, Julie I. Fershtman, Todd W. Hoppe, Douglas A. Mielock, Anne M. Seurynck and Brent A. Titus.

Sanders has been re-elected as the firm’s president and as such, will head the Executive Committee. He devotes his law practice to the defense of employers, third party administrators and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation matters.

Fershtman is the vice president of the firm’s Southeast Michigan offices. She focuses her practice in business litigation, insurance coverage, insurance defense and is considered one of the nation’s leading practitioners in equine law.

Hoppe will serve as the firm’s treasurer. He practices from the firm’s Grand Rapids office, helping clients with business organization and planning, transactions, succession planning and estate planning.

Mielock will continue to serve as the firm’s secretary. He is a member of the Trusts and Estates practice group and focuses his practice primarily in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate litigation, estate administration and marital agreements.

Seurynck has been re-elected to serve as the vice president of the firm’s West Michigan offices. Among her practice areas are municipal and public entity, library law, school law services and municipal litigation.

Titus will continue to serve as the firm’s vice president of the Lansing office. Titus focuses primarily on real estate with an emphasis on commercial real estate transactions, landlord-tenant conflicts, real estate finance and environmental law.