FEI Detroit honors Ilitch School students

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The Detroit Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) will honor Mike Ilitch School of Business students Timothy de Zwaan and Brad Gursky at the organization’s Academic Awards Night at the Gem Theatre on Feb. 16.

The FEI Academic Award recognizes outstanding undergraduate and graduate students at Southeastern Michigan universities pursuing degrees that emphasize accounting or finance.

Timothy de Zwaan

Timothy de Zwaan is in his third year at the Ilitch School, where he has been on the dean’s list every semester and holds a perfect 4.0 GPA. De Zwaan is scheduled to graduate in May 2023 with a double major in finance and accounting. He is also enrolled in Wayne State’s prestigious Irvin D. Reid Honors College.

Outside the classroom, de Zwaan serves his local community as a youth mentor. He has served as a classroom helper, running and training mentor for elementary school-aged children, and youth soccer coach.

De Zwaan is currently participating in an auditing internship at BDO USA and is leaning toward a career in auditing upon graduation.

Brad Gursky

Brad Gursky will earn his M.B.A. this spring with a concentration in finance and additional coursework in information systems management.

Upon graduation, he will continue his employment at the General Motors Global Technical Center in Warren, where he has worked full time for the past seven years. Gursky is currently a project lead in the global purchasing and supply chain organization supporting the successful launch of the Ultium Cells JV, key to GM’s vehicle electrification goals. This work includes working directly with finance leadership supporting both logistics and Ultium JV budgets.

Through GM, Gursky has also supported the local Warren community as a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels.

Gursky earned his B.A. in supply chain management from Michigan State University.

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