The Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 class of 2018 included three people associated with the business school. The list highlights 40 individuals each year who are under 40-years-old and exemplify great accomplishments in their fields within Oakland County.

Alexander Ayer, ECN ‘03, serves as an attorney specializing in commercial litigation at McDonald Hopkins. He also serves as a multi-term member of the Judicial Advisory Committee for the United States District Court for The Eastern District of Michigan.

Cheryl (Bartlebaugh) Boodram, MGT ’17, vice president, sales and marketing, Chief Financial Credit Union, who leads strategic partnerships between her organization and its community. 

Maria Willett, MBA student, is a founding member of the Young Professionals of Rochester, chief assistant to the City of Rochester Hills mayor and is involved with the Woman in Municipal Government Organization. As chief assistant, Willett has organized a partnership between city hall and Life Remodel to clean up blight in Detroit.