By BTL Staff
ROYAL OAK – Steppin’ Out, the organizers of AIDS Walk Detroit, elected new board of directors members and officers on Dec. 21.
Returning to the board after a hiatus of several years were Steppin’ Out founders and Royal Oak businessmen Jim Domanski and Bill Thomas, owners of Pronto!
“Steppin’ Out started fifteen years ago because we saw the need to make the basic necessities available for people with AIDS – desperately needed things like food, clothing, and medicine,” said Thomas. “It’s great to be a part of something that’s held true to this mission.”
Also returning to the board after a long break was Kim Tabor of Lear Corporation. During her previous tenure with Steppin’ Out, Tabor held a variety of different positions including vice president and president, and during the Dec. 21 meeting the board unanimously elected her to replace outgoing President Ken Rosen.
New to the board for 2006 are Edith Graybill, a teacher at Henry Ford Academy in Detroit, and David Krause, who works with Dionne Warwick and manages the singer’s many charitable concerns.
Continuing board members include Steve Zahra, a G-Tech engineer at Ford who was chosen as Steppin’ Out’s vice president, and Joe Bland of DaimlerChrysler, who was elected secretary. Phillip Moore, a consultant to Ford Motor Company, was elected to a second term as treasurer. Also continuing their participation on the board are Mary Sevakis of DTE Energy and Michael Wilson of Starbucks.
AIDS Walk Detroit 2006 is scheduled to take place on Sept. 17, 2006. For more information or to make a donation visit http://www.aidswalkdetroit.org.