Butzel Long attorney Geoffrey S. Gallinger elected President of the Detroit Athletic Club

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Geoffrey S. Gallinger, Attorney and Shareholder, Butzel Long, has been elected to a one-year term as President and member of the Board of Directors of the Detroit Athletic Club, one of the finest private clubs in the country.

Most recently, Gallinger served as First Vice-President and an Officer of the DAC Board of Directors. As a member of the DAC Board of Directors over the past five years, he also has served as Corporate Secretary and served on numerous DAC committees, including Executive (Chair), House (Chair), Strategic Planning (Chair) and Community Outreach, as well as the DAC Foundation Board.

Gallinger’s practice includes counseling clients regarding general business and corporate transactional, finance and planning needs, including all forms of real estate transactions and developments, acquisitions, leasing, financing and condominiums.

He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures, shareholder matters and general business transactions. His areas of specialty are corporate and business transactions, real estate transactions, development and financing, troubled asset and work-out restructuring and financing.

Gallinger graduated from Michigan State University (DCL) College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1987) and Michigan State University (B.A., Business Administration/Pre-Law, 1984).

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as alliance offices in Beijing and Shanghai. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting www.butzel.com or follow Butzel Long on Twitter @butzel_long or : https://twitter.com/butzel_long

The numbers don’t lie: Michigan’s still the auto industry leader

March 26, 2019

The Detroit Free Press

Eric D. Lawrence 


Automotive industry insiders with the Detroit Regional Chamber’s MICHauto group are gathering Tuesday for their annual meeting at the Detroit Athletic Club, where they will get an update on key industry topics and receive a copy of the 2019 Michigan is Automobility report.

Here are some highlights from that report, which includes data from dozens of sources and provides the jobs and investment factoids above:

  • From 2016-18, three metro Detroit counties had some of the highest growth in the nation in new manufacturing jobs, with Macomb at No. 1, Wayne at No. 20 and Oakland at No. 28.
  • 17 percent of U.S. and 11 percent of North American vehicle production in 2018 occurred in Michigan, and 22 vehicle models were assembled here that year.
  • Michigan is No. 1 for operational U.S. Department of Transportation-funded and connected vehicle deployments with 11 projects.
  • Michigan is the top state for U.S. transportation equipment exports.
  • Automakers and suppliers have invested $29 billion in Michigan since 2009, which is more than three times any other state.

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Chamber Members Show Their Creative Side for Third Member Appreciation Day

As a way of thanking members for their support this past year, the Detroit Regional Chamber gave away a handful of prizes throughout the third Member Appreciation Day on Dec. 7th. To enter, members had to take a picture of their Chamber plaque or graphic in a fun, creative way and post it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The Chamber received a few creative graphics from our members. One featured the Chamber’s appreciation day graphic on Santa’s sleigh while another had a cute bulldog holding up the graphic. The Chamber also received a few video entries, among them one showed the staff of Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit doing their own version of the Mannequin Challenge.

Prizes ranged from complimentary registrations to signature Chamber events to various gift cards and lunch with a Chamber executive at the Detroit Athletic Club. Five members were awarded prizes over the course of the day and three final prizes were announced the following morning.

Below is the full list of winning entries and their prizes.

The Honorable Mike Duggan, Mayor of Detroit, Set to Deliver American Society of Employers’ (ASE’s) Annual Summit keynote; event will honor the ASE 2016 HR Executives of the Year

The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, will host its Annual Summit on Thursday, November 3rd at the Detroit Athletic Club from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Honorable Mike Duggan, Mayor of Detroit, will deliver the keynote address. Duggan was elected as Detroit’s Mayor on November 5, 2013 and took office on January 1, 2014. As Mayor, he governs the city where he spent the previous 32 years of his career collaborating with others to solve some of the city’s most vexing issues.

Another highlight of the evening will be the presentation of ASE’s Michigan Human Resource Executive of the Year awards, which recognize commendable work by executives in the field of Human Resources Management and distinguishes those who represent the best in their profession.

ASE will honor the following as the 2016 HR Executives of the Year:

• Adam Jeffries, Vice President of Human Resources, North America, Faurecia North America – Organizations with over 1,000 Michigan employees

• Brenda Gallick, Director of Team Member Success, Billhighway – Organizations with fewer than 1,000 Michigan employees

• Cynthia M. Glass, Ed.D., Vice President of Administrative Service and Human Resources, Henry Ford College – Health and Human Services organizations with 500 or more Michigan employees

• Danielle Crane, Chief Talent Officer, GreenPath Financial Wellness – Health and Human Services organizations with fewer than 500 Michigan employees

“ASE looks forward to celebrating this year’s honorees and is very excited to kick the evening off with Mayor Duggan,” Mary E. Corrado, ASE president and CEO said.

ASE’s 2016 Annual Summit is open to both ASE members and non-members. Tickets are $99 per person, $539 for groups of six, and $639 for groups of eight. The evening includes networking, cocktails, small plates, and dessert. To purchase tickets or for registration information, please call 248-223-8006 or visit the ASE website.

About the American Society of Employers (ASE) – a Centennial Organization
The American Society of Employers (ASE) is a not-for-profit trade association providing people-management information and services to Michigan employers. Since 1902, member organizations have relied on ASE to be their single, cost-effective source for information and support, helping to grow their bottom line by enhancing the effectiveness of their people. Learn more about ASE at www.aseonline.org.