Chairman: Paul Asker, Partner, Asker Perlmuter, PLC
Executive Vice-Chairman: Jeffrey Denha, President, Brass Aluminum Forging Enterprises
Vice-Chairman: Kevin Jappaya, Senior Associate, Thomas A. Duke Company
Treasurer: Sylvester Sandiha, Managing Member, Pinnacle Management Group
Secretary: Mark Sarafa, National Account Manager, Absopure Water Company
Executive Board Member: Saad Abbo, President, U.S. Ice Corp
Iyad Alosachie, MDPhysician, Hazel Park Medical Center
Matt Loussia, Value Wholesale
Tiffany George, Synergy Electric
Klint Kesto, State Representative, Michigan’s 39th District
Steven Tapper, Tapper’s Diamond & Fine Jewelry
Gerard van Grinsven, President and CEO, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
Stephen YAtooma, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office
Immediate Past Chair: Saad Hajjar, CEO, Abcosat Corporation
Legal Counsel: Ron Acho, Partner, Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C.
Founder: Sabah Hermiz (Summa), Summa Engineering
Martin Manna, President
Lisa Kalou, Director of Operations & Human Resources
Sana Navarrette, Membership Manager
Charlotte Sesi, Events Coordinator
Yusra Shamoun, Receptionist
LIFETIME & FOUNDING MEMBERS
Ron Acho, Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho
Najib Atisha, Lance’s Hometown Market
Najib & Arvin Ayar, Whitmore Lake Hotels, Inc.
Carl Dallo, 17th Street Bar & Grille
John David, Platinum Communications
John & Chris Denha, Denha Investment Group
Terry Farida, Value Center Markets
Jalal Garmo, Majestic Wine & Deli
James Hiller, Hiller’s Market
Frank Jaddou, Mazin Foods
Jamal Kalabat, Kalabat Companies
Waad & Joey Murad, Metro Car Company
Ameer & Jason Najor, Super Fair Foods
Dave Nona, N&Y Properties
Wisam Paulus, Trepco
Mazen Samona, Smokers Outlet
Basim & Mazin Shina, Apollo Market
Joseph Atto, Fox Realty, LLC
Rocky H. Husaynu, Professional Insurance Planners
Johnny Karmo, Market Square
John Loussia, Value Wholesale, Inc.
Steven J. Kherkher, Williams Kherkher
Steven Tapper, Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry
Karla Atchoo, Karla Atchoo & Associates
2012 CHAMBER COMMITTEES
Business Conference Committee
Helps plan and provide support for the chamber’s Annual Business Conference.
Co-Chairs: Kevin Jappaya and Steven Tapper
Detroit Independent Grocers
Task force that coordinates the efforts of Detroit grocers with the City of Detroit.
Co-Chairs: Matt Loussia and Stephen Yatooma
Helps plan and provide support for the chamber’s 8th Annual Awards Dinner.
Co-Chairs: Frank Jonna and Gerard van Grinsven
Cultural Night Committee
Helps plan the details of the Annual Chaldean Festival and assists at the event.
Co-Chairs: Sylvester Sandiha
Golf Outing Committee
Helps plan the details of the Annual Golf Outing and assists on the day of the event.
Co-Chairs: Mark Sarafa and Klint Kesto
Recruits and welcomes new members, serves as an ambassador to the Chamber and assists with member retention.
Co-Chairs: Tiffany George and Sylvester Sandiha
Political Action Committee
Assists qualified candidates to elected office and advances Chaldean Chamber membership/community issues.
Co-Chairs: Saad Abbo, Sharona Shapiro and Stephen Yatooma
Public Relations/Publications Committee
Helps develop content and direction for the chamber’s quarterly printed newsletter and provides resources for exposing the chamber and its efforts to the greater community.
Co-Chairs: Saad Hajjar and Paul Asker
Develops programs and services that promote women businesses and professionals.
Co-Chairs: Sharona Shapiro and Klint Kesto