Amy A. Anger is Vice President and Global Lead, Gig Economy in Kelly Services, Inc.’s Center of Excellence (CoE) and Chief Culture Officer. Amy’s role in the CoE is to design and deploy solutions and provide thought leadership on the topic of the emerging gig economy and focus on advocacy of the independent worker. In her role as Chief Culture Officer, Amy is a member of a culture team that is focused on Kelly’s corporate purpose and several culture-related initiatives. Amy completed her undergraduate degree from UM-Dearborn in 1992, and her law degree from UD-Mercy Law School in 1995.
Immediate Past President - Co-Chair Membership Committee
Formerly a Senior Consulting Attorney for Risk Control for the Lawyers Malpractice Division of the CNA insurance company, Emily currently serves as a volunteer hearing panelist for the Attorney Disciplinary Board in Michigan and is a board member of Rackham Choir in Detroit. She has a B.A. in Communications from Michigan State University; and J.D from Yale Law School. Emily lives in West Bloomfield, MI.
Co-Chair Membership Committee
Deb was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 2003, she accepted an assignment in Detroit where she met her husband and 15 years and 2 kids later, she calls Michigan home. Deb spent almost 2 decades working in the Information Technology area for GM and Ally Financial and is currently the Sr Mgr for IT Procurement at Ally. Deb has a graduate degree in IT Management and an MBA. She has a passion for philanthropic work, growing up in a country with much social disparity and poverty, and volunteers for the Children’s Tumor Foundation and Cornerstone Schools in Detroit.
Melanie currently serves as Executive Director, Supply Chain and Financial Controls at Ally Financial in Detroit where she is responsible for leadership of the supply chain, payment and vendor services, and financial controls (SOX) functions. She joined Ally in 2009 and previously spent 6 years in public accounting within KPMG’s audit practice in Detroit. Melanie holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Michigan and is a Certified Public Accountant.
A graduate of the University of Michigan with a BA in English, Kim has spent the last 25 years raising two children and volunteering for a wide variety of organizations, churches and schools. She is past president of the Clarkston Community Historical Society, and in addition to Impact100 Metro Detroit, she currently serves on the Board of Directors for Blessings in a Backpack-Waterford and St. Vincent de Paul-Detroit. She volunteers her time mentoring students for New Horizons in Florida, and building with Habitat for Humanity.
Director, Grant Review Chair
A founding member of Impact100 Metro Detroit, Kathryn resides in Oakland Township. With a B.S. in Marketing from Northern Michigan University, she has held leadership positions in Sales, Operations and Process Improvement at Canon Financial Services and GE Capital, and now it the Sr. Director of Business Systems for Ally Finance in Detroit. Kathryn is inspired by the energy this group of women has for making a lasting impact on the Metro Detroit community. She is also active in the Michigan Humane Society.
Grant Review Co-Chair
Julie currently serves as Director of Business Systems Management at Ally Financial in Detroit where she is responsible for platform optimization and configuration activities across some of Ally’s key systems. Before joining Ally in 2002, she spent a number of years working for Non-Profits as a Social Worker, mainly supporting at-risk teenage girls in the city of Detroit. In addition to her work locally, Julie was able to spend time in Brighton, England supporting at-risk teenagers to broaden her experience. Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University and an MBA from NYIT.
Cathy is a Certified Financial Planner and partner at LifePlan Financial Advisory Group, a wealth advisory firm that works with families and business owners to achieve financial independence. Cathy is an avid volunteer and has held several board seats throughout her career. In additional to IMPACT100 Metro Detroit, she currently serves on the board of First Foundation, an endowment fund of FPC, Birmingham. Cathy holds degrees from Michigan State and Oakland University.
Director, Nonprofit Chair
Amy Bouque is a Human Resources leader with 25 years of experience. In addition to her professional career, Amy is a dedicated community volunteer and mother of two. Her community involvement spans from serving on the board of Cass Community Social Services, being a founding board member of Impact100 Metro Detroit, and volunteering for Focus Hope Delivery in Pontiac, to serving in various lay leadership roles in her church. Amy has degrees from Michigan State University and Wayne State University.
A native of Washington, DC, Debra is a social worker by training, conference planner, project manager and fundraiser professionally and a volunteer at heart. She retired from Cranbrook School Horizons-Upward Bound in December 2016. After an unplanned shorter than expected retirement, she accepted a part-time position with Cranbrook Schools Office of Community and Multicultural Programs. Debra also serves on the board of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Birmingham Chapter, Challenge Detroit and volunteers at the Torch of Wisdom Foundation.
Director, Marketing & PR Chair
Linda and her husband, Bill, started their company, Identity Creative, in 1993. Together they help businesses build strong brands – equipping them with excellent design and branding services to improve their competitive edge. Linda received her BS from GVSU and has served in her community and church in various capacities, including women & children’s programs, missions fundraising, and online marketing. The opportunity to work with the generous and talented women of Impact100 Metro Detroit has been a welcomed addition to her volunteer work.
Kathryn H. Baker, D.M.
Marketing & PR Committee Co-Chair
Kathryn owns and operates AdviCoach of Michigan, an award-winning business coaching practice where she and her associates coach business owners and executives, helping them increase profits, build teams of great people, and execute on solid strategies for growth. Prior to opening her own business, Dr. Baker worked for Ingersoll Rand as a Business Unit Manager where she was responsible for Dispensing Technologies. Dr. Baker conducts seminars on building performance cultures, sales, and business profitability strategies. She earned a Doctorate of Management from Walsh College in 2014, where she teaches graduate courses in management.
Director, Financial Review Chair
As a CPA, Barb Kaufman worked at PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Chrysler International Accounting, and at Kmart as Director of Financial Reporting. As a full time mother, she became active as chair of the Bloomfield Hills School District PTOC, organizing community service across all 10 schools for the annual Make A Difference Day. Barb also ran a children’s recreational organization and kids’ summer camp, including teaching classes. She is a Board member for Disaster Relief at Work. She has a BBA in Accounting from Eastern Michigan University.
Director, Event Planning Chair
Tammy is Director of vehicle financing product strategy at Ally Financial. Previously, she led Lease Product Management and Operations at Ally. She serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Association of Consumer Vehicle Lessors (ACVL), the premier auto leasing association in the U.S. Tammy has earned several NASD financial securities designations and licenses, and held positions in large financial planning organizations. Tammy graduated Summa Cum Laude, Wayne State University, with a BBS in Business.