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Michael Einheuser

Michael Einheuser

Chairman

Einheuser was appointed to the Board by Mayor Mike Duggan for a term that began in April, 2015. A Detroit resident, Einheuser joined the Detroit Board of Water Commissioners with over 40 years of experience working for the City of Detroit including as an attorney specializing in financial planning, estate planning and real estate since. Einheuser began his professional career at New Detroit, Inc., serving as its Director of Public Policy and Legislative Affairs before becoming an executive Assistant to Mayor Coleman A. Young . Einheuser was responsible for coordinating the City’s planning and site preparation for the first Grand Prix and negotiating lease revisions between the City and the Detroit Red Wings NHL hockey organization. A former member of the Wayne State University Board of Governors, Einheuser is currently a practicing attorney with Einheuser Leag, P.C.

Mary E. Blackmon - Vice Chairperson

Mary E. Blackmon

Vice Chairperson

Mary E. Blackmon was appointed to the Board of Water Commissioners by former Mayor Dennis Archer in October, 1996 and re-appointed by Mayor Mike Duggan. She is a retiree of Ameritech and served for 10 years as a member of the Detroit Board of Education. In addition to serving as vice chairperson of the Detroit Board of Water Commissioners, Blackmon is the President of the Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency Board of Education and Central Region Director on the National Black Caucus of School Board Members. She serves on the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition Executive Board and the Executive Board of the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. A Detroit resident and a graduate of Leadership Detroit, Blackmon remains active in a number of civic and community organizations.

Lane Coleman

Lane Coleman

Commissioner

Lane Coleman was appointed to the Board of Water Commissioners by Mayor Mike Duggan in January 2016. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Strike Group L.L.C. Strike Group, a sustainment logistics and material supply sourcing venture with expertise in distribution, logistics and warehousing services. With offices in Michigan, Illinois, Nevada, Virginia, California, Afghanistan and Okinawa Japan, the company’s clientele has included Delta Airlines, Coors, Federal Reserve Bank and Ford Motor Company. Coleman has held positions with Amoco Oil Company and Mays Chemical where he managed a $35 Million sales territory. A native Chicagoan, Coleman who holds a degree in Design Engineering is retired from the Navy where he served as a United States Naval Officer. In addition to the Detroit Board of Water Commissioners, Coleman, a Detroit resident has served on several boards including Forgotten Harvest, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Detroit, and Great Lakes Growth Corp.

John Henry Davis

John Henry Davis

Commissioner

John Henry Davis was appointed to the Board of Water Commissioners in January 2015 by Mayor Mike Duggan. Davis is a proud lifelong resident of Detroit with more than 30 years experience as a labor, political and community activist. A lifetime member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Davis owns a political consulting firm and serves on a number of community and organization boards. Retired with more than 36 years of combined service as an International Representative with the United Auto Workers International Union and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Davis' education includes Lawrence Technological University,Walter and May Reuther UAW Leadership Institute and the American Arbitration Association.

Linda Forte

Linda D. Forte

Commissioner

Linda D. Forte was appointed to the Board of Water Commissioners by Mayor Dave Bing in April, 2011. Forte is a Senior Vice President at Comerica Inc. responsible for diversity and corporate responsibility practices and for Comerica's Charitable Foundation, Contributions and Civic Affairs. With more than 30 years of business, finance, and commercial banking expertise Forte, Detroit resident, has held management positions in Comerica’s Business Banking, Municipalities, U.S. Banking and Loan Administration Groups, Human Resources and in Banking Center Administration. A graduate of Bowling Green State University and the University of Michigan where she earned a Master of Business, Forte has received numerous awards including recognition by Crain 's Detroit Business as one of Detroit's 100 Black Business Leaders, and as one of the Top Influential Women is Corporate America by Savoy Magazine. Forte serves on several boards including The Henry For Health System, New Detroit, Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone, and as board Chair of Economic Development Corporation..

Jane C. Garcia

Jane C. Garcia

Commissioner

Jane C. Garcia was appointed to the Board of Water Commissioners by Mayor Mike Duggan in January 2016. A native Detroiter and licensed social worker, Garcia, who has been a community activist for more 45 years, is the founder of Corporate Responsibility through Advocacy, an organization that advocates for Latinos and minority representation in corporate America. Garcia has held positions with Detroit Public Schools and the U.S. Federal Government where she retired after more than 25 years in government service. Garcia has served on many boards including Davenport University, SER Metro-Detroit, The Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Harper Hospital, and the Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development where she has continued as a member and Chair of the Board of Directors for more than 45-years. A Detroit resident, Garcia has received numerous awards and recognitions from local, state, national and international entities including the 2008 Michiganian of the year honor.

Pamela Rodgers

Pamela Rodgers

Commissioner

Pamela Rodgers was appointed to the Board of Water Commissioners by Mayor Mike Duggan in January 2016. Rodgers,a native of Detroit, is the owner and operator of Rodgers Chevrolet in Woodhaven, Michigan. Rodgers who holds an MBA from Duke University, began her automotive career with Ford Motor Company and General Motors where she was admitted to both the Ford and General Motors minority dealer programs. A recipient of many awards, Rodgers was recently recognized by Black Enterprise Magazine as the 2014 Automotive Dealer of the Year. She is listed by the magazine as having the nation’s 32nd largest African American-owned auto dealership and the third largest dealership headed by a woman. Rodgers, a Detroit resident, sits on the boards of The Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan, Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce, Alternatives for Girls, the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and Cranbrook Art and Museum.