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Irvine_laird
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Last night, while contemplating a life of leadership and public service, I began jotting down names of metro Detroit leaders--business, education, government, nonprofit, etc.--who are worthy of admiration, imitation, and trust.

Who are the "great ones" among us? The men and women who you would choose to be your mentors, role models, and teachers? Who are the civic-minded leaders who you wish we could have a hundred more just like them in business, education, and government? Who truly "gets it" and has the guts to do something about it?

Who would be on your list?
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Redvetred
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Roger Penske
Bill Davidson
Mike Illitch
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Chuck Forbes
Dave Bing
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Al Taubman
Richard Manoogian
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Brooks Patterson (ducks from thowing bottles)
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Chuck Forbes
Pete Karmanos
Dan Gilbert
Don Davis
Dave Bing
Hansen Clarke
Dave Woodward
Roger Penske
David DiChiera
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David DiChiera - Michigan Opera Theatre
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William Austin
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Gannon
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Maria Elena Rodriguez--President of the Mexicantown Community Development Council. I have not yet met this woman, but everything I hear about her is positive.


Kelli Kavanaugh--credits too numerous to count...don't yet know anyone who dares say NO to her when asked. Every project that has even a slight touch from her shines.



HAD to bring forth a few of the great women in this town...y'all are sexist, capitalist pigs.

Heh.
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Maryann Mahaffey
Mel Ravitz
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Stephen Vogel
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Francis Grunow
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Pete
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and Mary Kramer
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John Hertel
Doesn't get a whole lot of press for all of his work to get mass transit in Detroit. If anyone can get it done, it will be him.
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-Penske
-Kwame Kilpatrick
-anyone who has invested, with a genuine effort for quality (i.e. most landlords other than Kefalinos), in the city over the past decade or so when others were laughing. These people are leaders and trend-setters.
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Tom Barwin would make the list if he didn't get fed up with the lack of cooperation or progress around here and move on to greener pastures.
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ItsJeff (RIP)
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Peter Zeiler
Scott Martin
John Thompson
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Brooks Patterson (ducks from thowing bottles)

:: "thows" bottle ::
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Gannon
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Thanks Dabirch, we needed that.



You, too, Sarge. He is in a special category entirely, Servant-Leader. We notice them when they are NOT there, mostly.


Cheers!
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Colin Hubbel
Francis Grunow
Peter Karmanos
Maryanne Mahaffey (PH)
Doug McIntosh (PH)
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Dabirch
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Gannon --

Although quite different, the three have some very similar qualities.

(1) Realism. They understand the city. The see its short comings. And they use that as a base to try to do what it is they think needs to be done.

(2) Meaningful Accomplishment. Each of them have actually done things that have had an impact on the people, or the neighborhood, or the city as a whole. Talkers...yes. But doers much more.

(3) Generosity. Each of them buy me a drink when I see them.
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Carl Levin
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Business People:

Peter Cummings
Dan Gilbert
Dave Bing
Richard Manoogian
Mike Ilitch *
Marion Ilitch
Denise Ilitch
Atanas Ilitch
Anthony Pieroni *
Chuck Forbes *
Peter Karmanos
Al Taubman

In the Arts:

David DiChiera *
Robert & Maggie Allessee
Francis Grunow *
Michael Hauser *
Rebecca Binno Savage *

Politicians:

Carl Levin
John Dingell

* - Have met them
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Dabirch
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Robert Allessee had a golf bad the size of a small cadillac.

And he had a bar inside that thing (a ton of splits and some mixers).

Weighed a ton -- especially for a 12 year old looper.

But he was a pretty decent tipper, back in the day.

Maggie on the other hand...
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Judge Damon Keith.
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Rev. Ed Rowe
Maryann Mahaffey
Al Fishman
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Mackinaw: Thanks.
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Thank YOU.
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Robert Porcher

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