Teddie Olender, associate vice president- investments at the Olender Group of Wells Fargo Advisors in Farmington Hills, has earned the certified financial planner designation. She completed financial planning coursework and has passed the certification program.

Beaumont Health announced the retirement of Bill Isenstein, senior vice president of Managed Care Contracting. He has been a prominent leader in the Metro Detroit health insurance contracting and physician hospital organization arena for more than 33 years. Isenstein initiated and operated the Oakwood ACO, one of the top performing Medicare Shared Savings programs in the country.

The national law firm of Foley & Mansfield announced that Howard I. Wallach, managing partner of its Ferndale office, was named to the 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers list and has again been named to the DBusiness Top Lawyers list.
A leader in the Detroit Jewish community, Wallach has been a board member of numerous local Jewish organizations. He focuses his practice in the areas of business and corporate law and litigation, with extensive experience in the litigation aspects of commercial and real estate disputes, construction defects, and various disputes surrounding business transactions.

The Southfield law firm Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller P.C., announced that several of its attorneys have been selected to the 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers list. Those named are: Jonathan B. Frank, David E. Hart, Mark R. Hauser, Harvey R. Heller, Robert D. Kaplow, Charles M. Lax, Richard F. Roth, Stewart C.W. Weiner, Steven M. Wolock. Additionally, two attorneys were named to the 2017 Michigan Rising Stars List, an exclusive list recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state: Kaitlin A. Brown and Evan H. Kaploe.

Several Michigan Auto Law attorneys have been named to the Super Lawyers list for the best attorneys in Michigan for 2017. The awards are under the personal injury litigation practice section. Those named are: Steven M. Gursten, Lawrence E. Gursten, Leonard M. Koltonow, Robert M. Raitt and Kevin H. Seiferheld. In addition, Alison F. Duffy and Joshua R. Terebelo were named “Rising Stars.”


Productions Plus-The Talent Shop, a national talent management agency under the leadership of Margery Krevesky, Founder and CEO, has been named to the 2017 list of Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. The award is given by the National Association for Business Resources and recognizes organizations that demonstrate exceptional human resources and employee enrichment practices.


The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus in Farmington Hills has named Aliza Tick of West Bloomfield education associate. She will manage and implement logistics for the Kappy Family Anne Frank Art and Writing Competition. She also will assist in coordinating teacher training seminars and other programs.


Melanie Bishop of Max Broock Realtors in Bloomfield Hills spearheaded a team, Brooke’s Tumblebetics, at the recent Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation walk on the riverfront. Her impetus was her granddaughter Brooke, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. The walk raised more than $7,000.


Bloomfield Hills Attorney Sandra D. Glazier has been selected by Trusts & Estates Magazine, the WealthManagement.com journal for estate-planning professionals, to co-present with Thomas M. Dixon, in a webinar titled “Confronting Undue Influence in Your Practice.”

Goodman Acker, P.C. announced that it has been chosen for the second year in a row as one of the 2017 Cool Places to Work in Michigan by Crain’s Detroit Business and Best Companies Group. Crain’s designed this program to recognize the top 100 companies in Michigan that go the extra mile to make sure their employees feel appreciated. This award is unique because 75 percent of the final ranking is based on whether employees understand the long-term strategy of the company and whether they feel they are being groomed for leadership positions in the future, among other criteria.