Ilitch School hosts 41st Annual Recognition and Awards Program

The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business honored the 2021 recipients of its signature awards: the Michigan Executive of the Year Award, Distinguished Alumni Award and Emerging Leader Award. This year’s honorees are:

Michigan Executive of the Year
Cynthia Pasky
Founder, President and CEO, Strategic Staffing Solutions

Distinguished Alumni Award
Marlowe Stoudamire
Business Strategist, Entrepreneur and Champion of Detroit

Emerging Leader Award
Amanda Elias
Senior Advisor, City of Detroit Mayor’s Office

The 2021 honorees were celebrated along with the 2020 class at the school’s 41st annual Recognition and Awards Program on Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Roostertail. The event was presented by Strategic Staffing Solutions.

A photo gallery from the event may be viewed on our Flickr page.

In addition to the awardees listed above, the 2020-2021 recipients of the Ilitch School’s Inspirational Teacher Award and Outstanding Student Award were also honored at the event.

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