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Affirmations welcomes new board members

By |2009-12-31T09:00:00-05:00December 31st, 2009|News|

On Dec. 2, Brandon Jones and Tina Seitz were appointed to join the Affirmations Board of Directors. Effective immediately, they join a 15-member board which governs the 20-year-old Ferndale non-profit. Each will serve a three-year term.
Brandon Jones is the owner and chief executive officer of Southfield-based ITD Physical Therapy. ITD Physical Therapy strives to restore, maintain and promote overall fitness and health in their patients. Jones began his medical career in the pharmaceutical industry as a sales representative in the metro Detroit area. Jones’ passion for excellence in the community was a key factor in starting his company. Since 2007, Jones has increased the number of patients by 250 percent. A graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Jones’ success is largely credited to a natural business savvy and enthusiasm for leadership.
Tina Seitz is a senior scheduling engineer for General Motors and events chair of GM’s employee resource group, People Like US. GM PLUS was awarded the 2009 Out & Equal Workplace Award for Employee Resource Group of the Year. Seitz is also a longtime volunteer and advocate at Affirmations. As an out transwoman, she regularly speaks to local college students, businesses, faith-based organizations and corporate groups about LGBT issues and the importance of LGBT school and workplace policy development.
“Brandon Jones and Tina Seitz are dynamic individuals that bring an impressive set of skills to the table. I’m looking forward to seeing great things from them as members of the Board of Directors,” said Affirmations CEO Leslie Thompson.
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