Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce Announces New Board of Directors

New board members

DEARBORN, MI-The Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the election of seven new members to its 2017 Board of Directors, and its new Chair, Craig DeLeon of DMC Sports Medicine. DeLeon also announced that Dr. Stan Jensen, president of Henry Ford College will serve as the Chair-Elect for 2017.


“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as the chair of the board for the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce,” commented DeLeon. “We are energized and ready to build on the record breaking success we experienced serving our members and the community in 2016.”


DeLeon has served on the Chamber’s board since 2012 as a representative of the Detroit Medical Center and Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan where he has been employed since 2010. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Health and Fitness Management from Northern Michigan University, while also lettering 3 times on the football field for the Wildcats.


At the Chamber’s annual Holiday Gala & Auction last December, Robert Altizer of Altizer Wealth Management of Raymond James was recognized as the outgoing board chair for his commitment and leadership throughout his term. In addition, five outgoing board members were honored for their service: Melissa Demorest-LeDuc of Demorest Law Firm, Rick Bixman of Tire Discount House, Gary Kearns of Kearn’s Brothers, Peter Rageas of the Law Offices of Peter Rageas, and Chastity Townsend of the Dearborn Education Foundation.


Seven new board members have assumed their three year terms as of January 1, 2017: Rita Nelson of Fairlane Town Center, Rick Burkhart of TPC Michigan, Frank Kadaf of Active Solutions Group, Phil Emma of PSN Technology, Lisa Korte of Korte’s Collision, Michael Magnone of Melaleuca, and Brent Mikulski of Services to Enhance Potential.


“We are delighted to welcome our new board members,” commented Jackie Lovejoy, President of the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce. “Our board of directors provide support and guidance as we navigate each new year. With the Chamber’s robust calendar of programs in our community, their commitment to growing our area and Southeast Michigan helps make our chamber exemplary!”


For more information on the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce, including upcoming programs and events, please visit or call 313-584-6100. Be sure to follow the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce on Facebook at, on Twitter @DbnAreaChamber and the Chamber website for all the latest Chamber news and events.


The Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce provides nearly 600 members with the opportunities and resources to engage and network with other businesses, enhancing financial growth, professional development, and the ability to contribute to a thriving community environment.