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Clark Hill Associates Beth Stawasz, Ellen Hoeppner, and Peter Domas Served on the Host Committee for The Henry Ford Young Professionals Kick-Off Meet and Greet Event

December 26, 2012


Clark Hill Associates Beth Stawasz, Ellen Hoeppner, and Peter Domas served on the host committee for The Henry Ford Young Professionals Kick-Off Meet and Greet on Dec. 18, which was attended by close to 100 young professionals. Attendees enjoyed a reception and introduction to the institution at the Michigan Café inside the Henry Ford Museum before heading outside to partake in the Holiday Nights festivities in Greenfield Village.

The Henry Ford’s Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Spence Medford, gave a brief presentation on the institution and the value it provides to the community, highlighting The Henry Ford’s mission of, “providing unique educational experiences based on authentic objects, stories, and lives from America’s traditions of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation.” Stawasz, who submitted the proposal for the group, provided an overview of what she and others on the host committee hope to accomplish in the future by working together to support The Henry Ford’s mission through fundraising and awareness. She pointed to The Henry Ford’s mission of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation as the answers to many of the problems presently facing our region, state and nation.

Stawasz has worked with Domas, Hoeppner and the Henry Ford since she first submitted her proposal to The Henry Ford for a young professionals committee last year. Now they will incorporate the ideas shared at the meet and greet and move toward forming an organization that will provide meaningful leadership and networking opportunities for young professionals. All while supporting “America’s Greatest History Attraction!”

Stawasz is an associate with the Litigation Practice Group in Clark Hill’s Detroit office. Her practice is focused in commercial litigation, including contract disputes, lender liability and real estate disputes.. In addition to founding The Henry Ford Museum’s Young Professionals organization, Stawasz is a member of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Inn of Court, the Detroit Economic Club Young Leaders and the Michigan Opera Theatre Volunteers Association.

Hoeppner is an associate with the Labor and Employment Practice Group in Clark Hill’s Detroit office. Her primary practice areas are employment litigation, counseling and investigation, and labor law, and she is experienced in defending employers before both state and federal agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights and the National Labor Relations Board. Recently selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, Hoeppner is active in both the legal and metropolitan Detroit communities, serving on the board of directors for the Accounting Aid Society, the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan-Wayne Region and The Uptown Group.

Domas is an associate in Clark Hill’s Health Care Practice Group in the firm’s Birmingham office. Domas’ career is focused extensively on the issues facing the healthcare industry. Prior to entering the practice of law, he directed the Midwest’s contract compliance audit operations for a national service company whose clients include numerous national, local and government insurance providers. Peter also is a certified public accountant in the State of Michigan and a registered certified public account in the State of Illinois.

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