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Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors Elects Members and 2015 Officers

Thursday, January 29, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors Elects Members and 2015 Officers

                LANSING, Mich. (January 20, 2015) – Big Brothers Big Sisters Michigan Capital Region has announced the election of 2015 officers and recent appointments to its Board of Directors.

            Eric Eggan, of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, was elected president of the Board of Directors.  Eggan was appointed to the Board in 2010, served as vice president in 2014 and as secretary in 2012 and 2013.

            Mark Matus, of Lansing Board of Water and Light, was elected the Board’s vice president.  Matus was appointed to the Board in 2012 and served as secretary in 2014.

            Gregory Adkins, of JPMorgan Chase, was elected treasurer and has served since 2012.

            Denya Macaluso, of Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, was elected secretary and has served on the Board since 2010.

            Outgoing members Jason Kildea of Gillespie Group, Ryan Kincaid of Kincaid Henry Building Group, Greg McNeil of Neogen, Gregoire Michaud of Michigan State Police, Jamie Schriner-Hooper or CEDAM, Michael Sekoni of Accident Fund and Ryan Vartoogian of Spartan Internet Consulting Corp. were recognized for their service on the Board of Directors.

            In December 2014, William Carney of Accident Fund Holdings and Sam Ghannam of Bank of America Merrill Lynch were elected to the Board of Directors. 

            At Accident Fund Holdings, Carney is responsible for overseeing underwriting efforts by managing the company’s predictive modeling function, coordinating market and economic analysis, and leading the company’s product and market development strategy.

Ghannam is a client manager for the Business Banking Division and has 13 years’ experience in the banking industry.  He has held various positions in his years in banking, including branch management, investment sales, commercial credit, and portfolio management.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters

            For more than 100 years nationally, and 60 years locally, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life.  Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated.  As a donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”).

            Big Brothers Big Sisters provides a system of ongoing evaluation and support which is proven by independent studies to help families by improving the odds that “Littles” will perform better in school and avoid violence and illegal activities, and have stronger relationships with their parents and others.  Big Brothers Big Sisters Michigan Capital Region serves an average of 400 children annually in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Ionia and Shiawassee counties.  Learn more about how Big Brothers Big Sisters positively impacts a child’s life at

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