Tiffany Dowling – M3 Group

Tiffany Dowling is the President and CEO of M3 Group, a full-service branding and publications agency. Since founding M3 Group more than 15 years ago, the full-service branding and publications agency has received numerous awards and works with an influential client base. In addition to running M3 Group, Dowling publishes Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine, Greater Lansing Business Monthly and ing Magazine. Dowling is passionate about sharing positive news, empowering women and local businesses to reach their full potential and being an active member of the community. Even when she’s working with clients across the nation, Dowling is on a mission to show the world that there’s no place as great as mid-Michigan.

 

April M. Clobes – MSUFCU

April Clobes joined Michigan State University Federal Credit Union in 1996. After moving through the organization from a marketing specialist, to management and executive positions, she became President/CEO in 2015. Clobes is an active leader on several community and university boards. Clobes has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Michigan State University, a Master of Arts degree from Michigan State University in Advertising, and a Master of Business Administration from Western Michigan University. In 2013, Clobes was named a Top Woman to Watch by the Credit Union Times; this honor is awarded to women who are reshaping the credit union industry throughout the country. In 2016, she received the Detroit Free Press Leadership Award. MSUFCU has an asset size of over $3.56 billion, over 235,000 members worldwide, and more than 750 employees

 

Molly Chan – Alliance Payment Solutions

Molly Chan morphed from a full-time litigator to part-time lawyer, and now acts as President and CEO of three area businesses, Alliance Payment Solutions, HEAT and JoyRide Pedal Tours. As the President and Chief Executive Officer, Chan sets the standard for all of her companies. Chan is a great visionary who sees the trends of the future often before they come to fruition. Chan’s core values of excellence, trust and integrity permeates throughout each of the organizations. Chan has grown each of her companies by embracing the leadership role with a focus on delivering outstanding services and products and showing her staff and clients endless appreciation. 

 

Anne Craft – Michigan Virtual

Anne Craft is passionate about education, leadership and telling a great story, which makes being the Executive Director of Marketing and Communications for Michigan Virtual her perfect fit. Before working at Michigan Virtual, Craft earned a master’s degree at Michigan State University, taught high school for ten years, worked in media sales and owned and operated a digital marketing firm. Though her professional career is varied, Craft’s commitment to being an agent of positive change and finding joy in every day permeate her work and life.

 

Carrie Freeman  – Grua, Tupper & Young

Carrie S. Ihrig Freeman is a Partner at Grua, Tupper & Young, PLC, a successful law firm located in Lansing, Michigan. The firm is committed to meeting the needs and protecting the interests of its clients in a personal way and in an approachable environment. Freeman has a wide array of experience in several different areas of law, but her practice focuses mainly on estate planning, probate and trust administration, Medicaid planning and qualification, small business planning and transactions, family law, real estate law and landlord/tenant law. She currently serves on the Greater Lansing Estate Planning Council Board and the City of East Lansing’s Housing Commission. Freeman is a proud Michigan native – she grew up in Okemos, earned her Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctorate degrees from Michigan State University, and lives with her husband and son in East Lansing.

 

Laurie Nash – Another Look Hair Institute

Another Look Hair Institute opened in the 1960’s, led by Laurie Nash’s grandpa, Pete, and followed by her dad, Rick. When Nash continued the family tradition in 1991, she noticed that the industry had transformed, and women were much more in need of hair growth and thinning options. Nash developed Image Day Spa, a relaxation healing spa that offers hair systems, hair stimulation growth treatments, massage, reflexology, reiki, facials, and skin and hair care. Due to the continuous growth of Another Look Hair Institute, a second location has very recently opened within the new Sparrow Hospital Herbert Herman Cancer Center.

 

Featured Guests

Janet Freund – Sparrow Foundation, Woman Working Wonders

Janet Freund is Chair of Sparrow Foundation Women Working Wonders (W3). For the past seven years, Janet has served as Chairperson of the 5K/OK Race and Kaleidoscope committees. She is past President of both Junior League of Lansing and Susan G. Komen Board. She has served on several community committees, including VOA Homeless No More and Alex’s Great State Race. Professionally, she works as an image consultant and life coach.  W3 is a Sparrow Foundation volunteer group that supports the health of women through community leadership, resource development and outreach initiatives. Now in its 16th year, W3 has raised more than $3.1 million for equipment and resources that have improved the health and psychological well-being of thousands of mid-Michigan women.

 

Shelley Davis – LAFCU

Shelley Davis is the Corporate Marketing Strategist at LAFCU. She manages the Credit Union’s marketing campaigns and strategic initiatives, including advertising, sales promotions and business development. She is a proud Lansing resident who serves on the Economic Development Corporation / Tax Increment Finance Authority/Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board of Directors for the City of Lansing and is also a member of the Ingham Opioid Abuse Prevention Initiative. She is a past board member for various nonprofits, and an Emeritus Board Member for the McLaren Greater Lansing Healthcare Foundation.

Ms. Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Baker College and has a certificate in Credit Union Management from The University of Wisconsin, Madison. She earned her Business Image Coaching accreditation at The Protocol School of Washington and is currently pursuing her MBA.

 

 

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