Cranbrook Academy of Art announced that Jennifer Gilbert has been named the new chair of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum Board of Governors. Gilbert also became a member of the board of trustees for Cranbrook Educational Community. A well-known figure in the Detroit area, Gilbert works with a number of nonprofits focused on the arts, Jewish causes and finding a cure for neurofibromatosis (NF). She is president of NF Forward and serves as a board member for the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Leading Lawyers Magazine published its first Michigan edition featuring top-rated lawyers throughout the state. Based upon independent surveys, Harriet B. Rotter, of the Franklin-based matrimonial law firm Rotter & Stone P.C. was the No. 1 rated woman in the Top 10 Women Consumer Category. She was the only woman included in the Top 10 Family Law Practitioner category and was also rated as one of the Top 10 Women Lawyers in Michigan.
Aaron Cooper, son of Caroline and Judge Stephen Cooper, graduate of Southfield-Lathrup High and University of Michigan, has been named by Groupon.com as president of all Groupon North America.
Michael C. Joiner, Ph.D., professor in the Division of Radiation Oncology, Department of Oncology at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine, will be honored by the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) with the 2018 ESTRO Lifetime Achievement Award. He will receive the award at ESTRO’s Annual Conference next April in Barcelona. Dr. Joiner is the first American to receive the award since it was established in 2007. He will be joined by four other doctors from various European countries who also are receiving the award.
Longtime prosecutor and defense lawyer James W. Burdick of Bloomfield Hills was elected this month to the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2018. The Commission is the independent state agency responsible for investigating complaints of judicial misconduct and judicial incapacity, and for recommending discipline of judges by the Michigan Supreme Court. Burdick specializes in federal criminal litigation and health care licensing, discipline and reinstatement. In addition to his practice, he served on and chaired federal panels, evaluating applicants for the position of United States Magistrate Judge and for sitting magistrate judges applying for renewal of their tenure.
Lilly Epstein Stotland has been named president of Vesco Oil Corporation, one of the largest distributors of branded automotive and industrial lubricants in the United States and a leading recycler of used oil and antifreeze. Stotland joined the company in 2004 and previously served as general manager. She is a co-owner and also serves on the company’s board of directors. She has managed strategic acquisitions and geographic expansion of the company.
The American Divorce Association for Men announced the addition of Steven D. Reinheimer to the team of attorneys at their Southfield office. He has dedicated the majority of his 25-year legal career to representing clients in family law matters, including divorce, child custody, support and parenting time enforcement or modification. He also counsels clients who are seeking to create, modify or administer wills, trusts and estates, guardianships, conservatorships and powers of attorney.
Dr. Joan Luby gave the Presidential Address to 130 members of the International Society for Research on the Mental Disorders of Children and Adolescents on July 1 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her topic was “The Effect of Adversity and Poverty on Brain Development in Preschool Children.” Luby is the Samuel and Mae Ludwig Professor of Child Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She is the daughter of Dr. Elliot Luby of Franklin and the late Ideane Luby and is an alumna of the Roeper School class of 1977.