Metro Detroit Alumni Networking Event
Advance your career.
Help fellow Britons advance theirs.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Registration is now closed. Walk-in attendees may pay at the door.
Come participate in this dynamic networking event that seeks to connect you with other Britons in the Detroit area to advance your career and/or assist in advancing theirs. A panel of three accomplished Albion College alumni will share how their career paths have been shaped and how they were able to utilize contacts along the way.
Hors d'oeuvres provided; cash bar - $15 ($5 is a tax-deductible gift to the Albion College Fund)
There will be a period for open discussion as well as plenty of time to mingle and network. Bring plenty of business cards. Professional attire preferred.
5:30 p.m. - Cocktail Hour
6:30 p.m. - Panel and Discussion
7:30 p.m. - Networking
Granite City Food and Brewery
699 W. Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48084
Steve Gordon, ’04
Global Visibility Group
A 2004 graduate of Albion, Steve is principal of two growing companies including Global Visibility Group and Bright Black Investments. His main focus is GVG, which he founded in 2007. GVG is a world-class business development, sales and marketing firm in the supply chain arena for the defense, automotive, heavy truck, aerospace and construction equipment industries. Projections for 2014 show over $50 million in sales to be sourced and fulfilled by GVG. He represents some of the most respected and quality driven organizations in the manufacturing and services industries including Toupu, Dusevoir Metal Products, Technology Ventures Inc., Roush, Miller Tool & Die and Promax to name a few. Steve is also committed to giving back to the community. He is the chairman of the USA Cares Michigan Chapter and a board member of the National Defense Industries Association, chairing the STEM Committee which is focused on K-12 education in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. In addition, Steve is actively involved in Habitat for Humanity, assistant coach for the U13 JetBox Baseball Team along with a variety of faith-based organizations. Steve was recently awarded the prestigious Albion College 2014 Young Alumni Award.
Jeffrey Petherick, ’85
After graduating with a B.A. from Albion College in 1985 and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1989, Jeff began his professional career at Masco Corporation, where he became the manager of pension investments. In 1990, Jeff left Masco to become a portfolio manager at Loomis Sayles and Company, a Boston-based money management firm. There Jeff helped co-found the Loomis Sayles Small Cap Fund. In 1994, the fund was recognized as one of the top-funds in the country, earning Jeff publicity on CNBC’s business programs, Forbes, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Barron’s and The Wall Street Journal. He was also a regular speaker at mutual fund conferences across the country. With a strong long-term investment record, Jeff left Loomis Sayles in 2000 to form his own company, NorthPointe Capital, with three other partners. Today, NorthPointe Capital manages $1.2 billion in assets for institutional clients. Outside of his work life, Jeff is actively engaged in global missions work. As chairman of the board of Impact India 360, Jeff helped raise funds for the building of a 250-room orphanage in Rajahmundry, India as well as the recent completion of a 70-bed hospital in the community. He currently serves on the board of trustees at Albion College, and the board of directors of BlackLight Power, a private alternative energy company. Jeff and his wife, Gina, are also active in their church.
Susan Sadler, ’77
Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler
Susan Sadler, '77, has more than 33 years of experience in practicing law with a focus on environmental law and toxic tort issues faced by corporations. She represents manufacturing and chemical companies in enforcement actions brought by various state agencies and the Environmental Protection Agency. She has provided legal counsel to clients to ensure their compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation Liability Act (CERCLA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Endangered Species Act (ESA) and various other related state environmental regulations. She has participated as a consultant to the State of Michigan Stakeholder's Group involved in the rewriting of Michigan's environmental remediation laws. She is a founding member of Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC and is the head of the Environmental Practice Group. She has held various positions on state and federal bar associations pertaining to environmental law and has written on related topics for the ABA and similar professional organizations.