Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Edward Koster is a Presbyterian minister, the Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of Detroit, and a retired attorney.
He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, The University of Michigan, and the University of Toledo College of Law.
He earned an MA in Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan. He continues in his studies of history--ancient, medieval, modern, and military.
One of his areas of interest is how the decisions made at the end of World War I by the victorious nations have resulted in much of the geopolitical unrest we see today in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
He lives in Ann Arbor with his wife Virginia.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Beth Chappell is the President and Chief Executive Officer, Detroit Economic Club (DEC), one of the nation’s premier speaking venues. The club is a Non-Partisan, Non-Profit membership organization that is a platform for the debate and discussion on business, government and social issues of the day.
Before the Detroit Economic Club, Beth was Executive Vice President, Compuware Corporation and also led The Chappell Group management consulting company. Before these positions, Ms. Chappell spent 16 years at AT&T Corporation.
Ms. Chappell sits on the boards of American Axle & Manufacturing Corporation, Detroit Regional Chamber, Brother Rice H.S., St. Joseph Mercy Foundation, Michigan Economic Growth Authority, United Way and Citizens Research Council.
Beth and her husband Warren live in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan with three of their six children, Michael, Andrew and Kate.