Ilitch School adds three new members to Alumni Council


The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business is proud to welcome David Asker, Caitlin Gaylord and Mohamad Hammoud to its Alumni Council. The role of the Alumni Council is to provide feedback to the Ilitch School’s leaders and help build connections among more than 37,000 Ilitch School alumni and between alumni and students.

David AskerAbout David Asker

David Asker (MUP ’97, M.B.A. ’01) is the product owner for CRE Analytics by Deloitte. In this role, he is directly responsible for the development, improvement, marketing, selling, and support of this service and tool for clients. This service allows clients to use data analytics to make informed decisions about their real estate portfolio, and use of this service has proven to identify savings opportunities of 10-20 percent.

As a real estate and business strategy consultant with over 20 years of experience, Asker is skilled in aligning labor, technology and operations to develop comprehensive, long-term real estate strategy. His client work has included government, education, healthcare, technology and Fortune 1000 companies.

Asker holds a master’s in urban planning and an M.B.A. from Wayne State University.

Caitlin GaylordAbout Caitlin Gaylord

Caitlin Gaylord (B.S. marketing ’14) is an account manager for DENSO International America, Inc. She began working at DENSO as a co-op during her junior year and accepted a full-time position within the Stellantis sales division at DENSO prior to graduation.

Gaylord has worked in various roles at DENSO over the last eight years and participates in two committees within the company: DENSO Women’s Partnership and Diversity and Inclusion. She also spends time volunteering at Racquet Up Detroit.

Gaylord graduated from Wayne State University with a B.S. in marketing with a concentration in advertisement and marketing communications.

Mohamad HammoudAbout Mohamad Hammoud

Mohamad Hammoud (B.S. accounting ’15) is the Michigan market manager at Bank of America, where he leads a team of small business bankers and is responsible for advising clients on how to grow their businesses by streamlining solutions.

Hammoud joined the banking industry after operating a small business specializing in international trading. Prior to working at Bank of America, he was a business banker at Citizens Bank and Comerica Bank.

Hammoud joined Bank of America in 2014 as a small business client manager in Troy, MI. In 2017, he graduated from the Small Business Adviser Mastery Program. He became a member of LEAD and IGEN, joined the menor/mentee program, and was a key member of the Spirit and Caring Committee for three years. In 2018, Hammoud was promoted to small business banker manager for the Michigan market.

Hammoud earned his bachelor’s in accounting from Wayne State University.

For more information on the Ilitch School Alumni Council or other opportunities to get involved, please visit the Ilitch School alumni page.

About the Mike Ilitch School of Business

The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business prepares students for challenging and rewarding careers, advances the boundaries of scholarly and practitioner knowledge, and enhances the economic vitality of the city of Detroit, the state of Michigan and beyond through its programs, research and community engagement. Established in 1946, the business school was renamed in 2015 in recognition of a $40 million gift from Mike and Marian Ilitch. Thanks to this lead investment, the school moved to a new state-of-the-art building in the heart of the District Detroit in 2018, and academic programming and collaboration with city businesses are expanding. For more information, visit

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