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, Pop Daddy Popcorn
Executive Board Member: Saad Abbo, President, U.S. Ice Corp
Iyad Alosachie, MD Physician, Hazel Park Medical Center
Matt Loussia, Value Wholesale
Tiffany George, Synergy Electric
Klint Kesto, State Representative, Michigan’s 39th District
Sharona Shapiro, : Director of Development, Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network
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
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, Mazen Foods
Jamal Kalabat, Icon Management
Waad & Joey Murad, Elite Service Center
Ameer & Jason Najor, Super Fair Cellular
Dave Nona, Triangle Development
Wisam Paulus, Trepco
Mazen Samona, Smokers Outlet
Basim & Mazin Shina, Apollo Market
Diane Byrd-Johnson, Coventry Cares of Michigan
Joseph Atto, Fox Realty, LLC
Johnny Karmo, Market Square
John Loussia, Value Wholesale, Inc.
Steve Caramagno, Supervalu, Inc.
Steven J. Kherkher, Williams Kherkher
Steven Tapper, Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry
Karla Atchoo, Karla Atchoo & Associates
2013 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