Schlichting, Davidoff, Borrocci to be honored with Ilitch School awards

The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business has announced the 2016 recipients of its three signature awards for alumni and friends of the school. Nancy Schlichting, Mark Davidoff and Krystina Borrocci — as well as student scholarship recipients and the yet-to-be-named Inspirational Teacher Award winner — will be honored at the school’s Annual Recognition and Awards Program on Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

Michigan Executive of the Year
Nancy Schlichting
Chief Executive Officer, Henry Ford Health System

The Michigan Executive of the Year Award recognizes an individual in a senior leadership position at a business, government or non-profit organization that is based in, or has a substantial presence in, the state of Michigan. The primary criteria for selection of this award are recent or ongoing actions by the honoree and/or his or her organization that are likely to reflect positively on the state of Michigan and the disciplines researched and taught within the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Nancy Schlichting is chief executive officer of Henry Ford Health System (HFHS), a nationally recognized $5 billion health care organization with 27,000 employees. She is credited with leading the health system through a dramatic financial turnaround and for award-winning patient safety, customer service and diversity initiatives.

Schlichting’s career in health care administration spans more than 35 years in senior level executive positions. She joined HFHS in 1998 as its senior vice president and chief administrative officer, served as executive vice president and chief operating officer, president and CEO of Henry Ford Hospital and was named president and CEO of HFHS in 2003.

Schlichting serves on several national and community boards including the Kresge Foundation, Walgreens Boots Alliance, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch, Detroit Regional Chamber, Detroit Economic Club and Downtown Detroit Partnership. Nancy is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the International Women’s Forum. In 2015, Schlichting was appointed by President Obama to chair the Commission on Care.

Recently named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Michigan by Crain’s Detroit Business, Schlichting has been honored with many awards in health care and leadership. She is a highly regarded expert and speaker on strategic leadership, quality, patient/family-centered care and diversity, and the author of the acclaimed book Unconventional Leadership.

Schlichting earned her A.B. in public policy studies, magna cum laude, from Duke University and her M.B.A. from Cornell University.

Distinguished Alumni Award
Mark Davidoff ’81
Michigan Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni of the Mike Ilitch School of Business whose exceptional achievements over a career in business, education or public service have brought honor and distinction to his or her alma mater.

Mark Davidoff, a 1981 graduate of Wayne State’s Mike Ilitch School of Business, is the managing partner of the Michigan practice of Deloitte LLP. He is the organization’s top leader in the state, overseeing more than 1,200 professionals based in Detroit, Grand Rapids and Midland. In addition to serving clients in the marketplace, he is responsible for the strategy, operations, talent and business development of the statewide practice. Davidoff collaborates with the Deloitte U.S. Firms and global organization — Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited — to bring the best Deloitte resources and talent to help Michigan companies, organizations and governments respond to today’s challenges. He also leads Deloitte’s CFO Forums initiative, which serves 1,400 CFOs globally.

Davidoff joined Deloitte in 2005 after experiences in both public accounting and serving in significant C-suite positions for various not-for-profit organizations in the health care and social services arena. He has more than 35 years of professional experience including serving as the CFO for Mercy Services for Aging, as well as CFO and then executive director/COO for the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.

In addition to his bachelor’s degree from WSU, Davidoff earned a master’s degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a community board member of Business Leaders for Michigan, Detroit Downtown Partnership, Detroit Economic Club, Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Chamber of Commerce and the M1 Rail.

Emerging Leader Award
Krystina Borrocci ’07 ’10
Director of Marketing, UHY LLP

The Emerging Leader Award recognizes a more recent graduate of the Mike Ilitch School of Business who has already distinguished themselves as a “rising star” in their industry or community and who shows even greater promise for the future.

As UHY’s director of marketing, Krystina Borrocci is responsible for overseeing marketing initiatives in the Midwest and Southeastern regions. Borrocci is based in the firm’s Sterling Heights office and brings several years of experience in marketing and business development. She works closely with various members of senior management and the executive committee on various firm-wide initiatives designed to increase brand awareness and revenue including targeted marketing campaigns, special events, e-marketing, customer relationship management, tradeshow management, public relations and advertising.   

Borrocci’s ascension to director of marketing is one of the fastest in UHY’s history, and she is one of the youngest UHY’s employees to ever hold a director title. She was hired in November 2008 as a marketing coordinator and was promoted to senior marketing associate in six short months. She became marketing manager six months after, that followed by director of marketing a year later.

Borrocci serves as a reserve officer for the Macomb County Sheriff Departments MACE Unit. She is also a freelance writer for Macomb Monthly, where she regularly writes columns that are often syndicated in publications across the country. She received her bachelor’s in marketing in 2007, followed by her M.B.A. in 2010, both from Wayne State.  

For ticket and sponsorship information, contact the Ilitch School's Director of Marketing and Communications Steven Townsend at 313-577-0202.