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$60 per person • $480 table of 8
Powering Progress…to Create Success
The MMAC's Business Council is an ethnically diverse business association whose mission is to create and maximize access to economic opportunities and resources for its members. It supports the financial stability of ethnically diverse businesses in the Milwaukee Region in order to stimulate their expansion and the economic growth of an ethnically diverse community.
This year's luncheon features Dennis Archer, Chairman/CEO of Dennis W. Archer PLLC and Chairman Emeritus, Dickinson Wright PLLC and also recognizes the Strategic Partner Award Recipient the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.
Dennis W. Archer is Chairman and CEO of Dennis W. Archer PLLC and Chairman Emeritus of Dickinson Wright PLLC, a Detroit-based law firm with more than 270 attorneys. He sits on the corporate boards of Johnson Controls Inc., Compuware Corporation and Masco Corporation.
Archer served two four-year terms as mayor of the city of Detroit (1994-2001) and earned national and international respect for his success in changing Detroit's image and direction.
In 2000, Mayor Archer was named Public Official of the Year by Governing magazine. He has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Black Americans by Ebony magazine; and one of the 100 Most Powerful Attorneys in the United States by the National Law Journal.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Western Michigan University and taught learning disabled students in the Detroit Public Schools.
Archer earned his Juris Doctor from Detroit College of Law in 1970 and began working as a trial lawyer and a partner in several Detroit firms, serving as associate professor of the Detroit College of Law and adjunct professor at Wayne State University Law School.
In 1985, Governor James Blanchard appointed Archer an Associate Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court.
Archer has long been active in the organized bar. He was the first African American elected president of the American Bar Association (2003-2004) as well as the State Bar of Michigan.