PAST LAUREATES

1993

Mr. Michael Ilitch
Chairman of the Board
Little Caesar Enterprises Inc.

Ms. Mary Stratton
Pewabic Pottery

Mr. A. Alfred Taubman
Chairman of the Board
The Taubman Company

Mr. Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company

1994

Mr. Alfred Sloan
General Motors

Mr. Eugene Power
University Microfilm International

Mr. John W. Barfield
Chairman Emeritus
The Bartech Group

Mr. Walker Cisler
 

1995

Mrs. Beverly Beltaire
Senior Counsel PR Associates

Mr. J. L. Hudson

Mr. Dave Bing
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
The Bing Group

Mr. Walter P. Chrysler
 

1996

Dr. John Psarouthakis

Mr. Edward M. Knabusch
La-Z-Boy

Mr. Harry B. Cunningham
S. S. Kresge

Mr. John A. James
President & CEO
James Group International

Mr. Edwin J. Shoemaker
La-Z-Boy
 

1997

Ms. Florine Mark
President & CEO
The Weight Watchers Group

Mr. Ross Roy
Ross Roy Communications

Dr. William F. Pickard
President & CEO Vitec

Mr. Charles Kettering
General Motors


1998

Mr. Philip Caldwell

Mr. William J. Pulte
Chairman of the Board
PHM Corp.

Mr. Peter Karmanos, Jr.
Chairman & CEO
Compuware Corporation

Ms. Irma Elder
President
The Elder Group


1999

Mr. Kenneth Way
Chairman & CEO
Lear Corporation

Mrs. Waltraud Prechter
Chairman
Prechter Holdings

Mr. James B. Nicholson
President & CEO
PVS Chemicals

Mr. Mel Farr, Sr.
President
Farr Automotive Group

Mr. Heinz C. Prechter
Chairman & Founder
ASC Incorporated


2000

Mr. David Stronski/Pam Aguirre
Director Community Relations
Mexican Industries

Mr. Robert Eaton
Retired Chairman
DaimlerChrysler Corporation

Mr. Alfred R. Glancy III
Glancy GKW Enterprises

Mr. Frank D. Stella
Chairman & CEO
F. D. Stella Products Company


2001

Mr. Max Fisher
Fisher Building

Fr. William T. Cunningham
Focus:HOPE

Mr. Keith Crain
Chairman
Crain Communications Inc.

Ms. Eleanor M. Josaitis
Executive Director
Focus:HOPE


2002

Mr. Walter C. Watkins, Jr.
Chief Development Officer
City of Detroit Planning & Development

Mr. Albert Kahn, Sr.
Albert Kahn & Associates

Mr. Harold “Red” Poling

Mr. Eugene A. Miller
232 Lone Pine Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI48304


2003

Mr. William Odom
Retired Chairman & President
Ford Motor Credit Company

Impact Award Recipient
Ms. Yvonne W. Mayfield
Principal
Bellevue Elementary Schools

Mr. Daniel Gilbert
Founder & Chairman
Quicken Loans, Rock Financial

Mr. O’Neil D. Swanson
Founder & President
Swanson Funeral Home, Inc.


2004

Donald A. Coleman
Chairman & CEO
GlobalHue

J. T. Battenberg, III
Chairman, CEO & President
Delphi Corporation

Yousif B. Ghafari
Chairman
Ghafari Companies


2005

Sam Logan
Publisher
Michigan Chronicle/Michigan Frontpage

Gail Duncan
President
Sterling Collection & Jerome-Duncan Ford

Larry Yost
Retired Chairman & CEO
Arvin Meritor, Inc.


2006

Don H. Barden
Barden Cablevision

Robert M. Thompson
Thompson - McCully

Richard E. Dauch
American Axle Manufacturing


2007

Cynthia J. Pasky
President & CEO
Strategic Staffing Solutions, Inc.

Ronald E. Hall
President & CEO
Bridgewater Interiors, LLC

William C. Young
Chairman, President & CEO
Plastipak Holdings, Inc.