Detroit’s ’40 Under 40′ highlights rising stars across varied industries


It was an exciting night in Detroit for the Michigan Chronicle‘s 40 Under 40 event at the Garden Theater. Hosted by Lola George, Trailblazer awards were presented to Kelly Carter, David Woods, Sean “Big Sean” Anderson and Laurie Underwood.

The class of 2015 40 under 40 honorees represented up and coming leaders in areas from major corporations, non profits, as well as successful entrepreneurs. Be sure to see the pictures from the event under the list:

Martell Anderson
Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch

Kyle Bartell
Co-Founder, Sit on it Detroit

Ron Bartell
Owner, Kuzzo’s Restaurant

Shawn Blanchard
Director of Youth Services, City of Detroit

Nikkiya Branch
Attorney, Perkins Law Group

Randal Brown
Chief Assistant, Wayne County Corporation Counsel

Major Clora
Founder and President, Clora Funeral Home

LaToya Cunningham
Founder and President, Posh PR & Events

Amina Daniels
Founder, Live Cycle Detroit

Lateshia Dowell
Founder, Flaky Bakes

Tesenga Sha’ Duncan Smith
Director of Diversity & Inclusion, University of Michigan

Bennie Jamal Earl Tolbert
Manager, City of Detroit’s Human Resources Department

Bryant L. George
Executive Director, Real Life 101 Scholarship Fund

Kyle Hall
Founder, Wild Oats Music

Jerrell Harris
Director of Restructuring and Transformation, City of Detroit

Sharon L. Harris
President and Founder, Lupus Detroit

LaToya Henry
Managing Partner, WardHill Omni Media

Sean Jackson
Founder/Chairman & CEO, Elderly Oral Health Care Consulting, Inc.

James Logan
CEO & Founder, Hire Level Coaching

Keiana Love
Manager of Field Mobility & Technology, Consumer’s Energy

Sheila Marable
Treasury Management Officer, PNC Bank

Michelle Matthews-Alexander
Diversity Marketing Team, General Motors

Collin Mays
District Director to Senator David Knezek, State of Michigan

Malcolm Miller
Energy Advisor, Walker Miller Energy Services

Matthew Miller
Marketing Manager, Walker Miller Energy Services

Dr. Cleamon Moorer Jr.
Dean of the School of Business, Madonna University

Loretta A. Morman
Author, Speaker & Therapist, Life Beyond the Norm

Erica Murphy
News Reporter and Anchor, WJR News Talk 760/WJBK Fox 2 News

Jackie Palmer
Founder, Goodlife Media

Monte Perkins
General Manager, Merollis Chevrolet Sales & Service

Ebony Rivers
Mobile Mammography Marketing Specialist, St. John Providence Health

Jasmen Sheffield-Sadler
Financial Analyst, Nissan

Andrea L. Smith
Clinical Practice Improvement Manager, Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority

Chanelle Smith
Founder, Pathway Living Network LLC

Lauren Stovall
Stylist and Owner, Hot Sam’s Clothier/Reminisce

Thomas Walker
Founder, Detroit vs. Everybody

Samantha White
Founder and Artistic Director, Shakespeare in Detroit

Doug Williams
Enterprise Account Technology Strategist, Microsoft Corporation

Essence Wilson
Co-Founder and Vice President, Communities First Inc.

Xavier A. Wilson
Director of Michigan League, University of Michigan

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