Ilitch School Alumni Council welcomes newest member

The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business is proud to welcome Stephan Schroeder 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 the Ilitch School’s 40,000 alumni and between alumni and students.

About Stephen Schroeder

Stephen Schroeder (B.A. ’92) is currently a vice president of sales, automotive and mobility at Escalent, a global market research firm with a focus on human behavior and data analytics. He works with global automotive manufacturers and suppliers on a wide range of market research topics and data analytics in the areas of product development, brand management and customer experience. Schroeder is also a regular contributor to blogs and thought leadership content at Escalent.

Prior to joining Escalent, Schroeder was in global account management and sales leadership roles at Deloitte Consulting, J.D. Power, Urban Science and Tweddle. He has over 20 years of research and consulting experience and is a trusted advisor.

Schroeder graduated from the Ilitch School in 1992 with a bachelor’s in business administration. During his time at WSU, he was a captain of the men’s fencing team and a two-time All-American. Schroeder is also an alumnus of the Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity.

As a Wayne State alumnus, Schroeder has been active as a mentor for Ilitch School students and as a volunteer at various Ilitch School programs.

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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