'The Made Man' honors male leaders in Detroit

Today, "The Made Man" arrives in Detroit to honor over 30 African American male leaders and inspire, educate, and suit underserved men. Honorees will participate in a day long series of activities including mentorship and workshops, a suit for success clothing drive, and an honoree press conference and reception at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
This star studded event will have the presence of notable influencers in the professional concentrations of business, politics, law, medicine, civil rights and entertainment, to name a few. 

2017 Programming & Schedule

Mentoring Workshops and Impact: 9:00am - 12:00pm 
Community empowerment mentoring and motivational workshops with the honorees speaking at local schools and community-based organizations. 
Location: Cass Tech High School (for students) 

Press Conference and Suit Drive: 4:00pm - 6:00pm 
The Made Man Honorees, Partners, and VIP guests 
Location: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 316 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit MI, 48202 

Honoree Reception and Suit Drive Collection/Presentation: 6:00pm-9:00pm 
Items received will be donated to local Detroit, MI charities. ‘A Taste of DETROIT ’ hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served. 
Location: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 316 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit MI, 48202 
*ticketed event 

Full List of 2017 The Made Man Honorees in Detroit, MI 

Dennis W. Archer Jr., Esq. CEO, Ignition Media Group 
Shawn T. Blanchard, Best-Selling Author; Speaker; Mentorship Specialist, CEO Lions Dream Publishing & Productions 
Marshall Bullock, District 5 Manager, Mayors Office, City of Detroit 
Kenneth Donaldson, CEO, The Black United Fund of Michigan 
Warren Evans, Wayne County Executive, Wayne County 
Honorable Edward Ewell Jr., Judge, Frank Murphy Hall of Justice 
David Gamlin, Director, Detroit Midnight Golf Program 
Edward Tony Green, CEO; Celebrity Bass Player, Hyped International Records 
Eric A. Hardy, CEO, w3r Consulting 
Dr. Kenneth Harris, President & CEO, National Business League 
Rodney Howell Fashion Stylist, Hair Designer, and Interior Designs Owner, Hairshion & Silver Fox Hair Salon 
Dr. Truman Hudson Jr., Social Economist; Director of Research and Development, BMe Community 
Andrew Humphrey, Weathercaster, WDIV Channel 4 Detroit 
Jason Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Focus Hope  
William Luse, President, 100 Black Men of Greater Detroit 
Toine Murphy, Business Owner and Motivational Speaker 
Jason Paulateer, VP and Marketing Manager of Community Development Banking, PNC Bank; Bloomfield Hills Schools Board of Education 
Ozie Pye, IV, Executive Director & Owner O.H Pye III Funeral Home 
Michael V. Roberts Sr., Board Member; Chairman & CEO, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy; The Roberts Companies 
James Tate, Detroit City Council, City of Detroit 
Eric Thomas, Brand Strategist and Senior Partner SAGA MARKETING 
David Washington, Radio Personality Birach Broadcasting, Inc. 
Coleman A. Young II, State Senator, 1st District of Michigan 
Terry Arnold, Sr. Executive Vice President, The Impact Network 
Judge Craig Strong- 3rd Circuit Court in Wayne County 
David Tarver, President & Founder of Urban Entrepreneurship Initiative 
John Mason, Public Address Announcer, Detroit Pistons 
Andre L. Spivey, Councilman 
Bryan L. Howard Sr., Program Facilitator Winning Futures, Director of Corporate Relations MBMBAA Detroit Chapter, Vice President of Plug-In- Detroit 
Anthony Jackson- President/Head Chef - Jackson’s Five Star Catering, Inc. 
Dierk Hall - President, City Connect Detroit.

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About the Author:

Evrod Cassimy is the morning anchor for Local 4 News Today. He joined WDIV in August of 2013. He is an award winning journalist and a six-time Emmy Award nominee. Evrod was born in Michigan but grew up in the Chicagoland area.