This program provides a cohort of 20 mentees a structured 12-month mentoring program with practical learning experiences designed to enable career advancement opportunities, develop leadership behaviors and foster community involvement. The program includes one-on-one, group, community and executive interactions involving participation from the mentee, mentor, executive sponsor and program alumni. The program brings together career-minded, entrepreneurial-spirited individuals with experienced mentors to foster talent and retain competitive human resources statewide.
Mentee/Protégé: Career-minded, entrepreneurial-spirited individuals in the technology or emerging sectors workforce.
Mentee: Executive with coaching and mentoring abilities.
Executive Sponsor: Person of influence who supports the protégé.
Upon completion of the program, the mentee will have:
• Presented a personal Career Vision Statement
• Crafted a personal brand management plan
• Assessed their communication style and the preferences of others
• Participated in a community give-back or pay-it-forward activity
• Practiced executing a personalized networking plan
• Attended a conference to honor the program and enable socialization
• Presented a roadmap to their future
Congratulations to all the 2011-2012 Elevate Mentees:
Mentor of the Year: Phil Bertolini
Mentee of the Year: Fay Ghoujeghi
Special Achievement Award Recipients: Stacey Caster, Nicole McIlwain, Karie Lyon & Michelle Morgan
Thank you to the 2011-2012 Elevate Mentors:
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
State of Michigan
Lowry Computer Products
Penske Automotive Group
Visioneering Partners, LTD.
Thank you to the 2011-2012 Elevate Faculty:
CEO and Founder,
Pasobility Coaching & Consulting
Additional Faculty To Be Announced.
Keith Ensroth joined Teradata as an Executive Program Manager in September 2010. In his first project for Teradata, he led the implementation of an enterprise data warehouse and master data management solution for a new strategic customer for Teradata in the aerospace industry. He is currently leading a project at Kohl’s Department Stores to implement the third phase of their enterprise data warehouse implementation, with a core focus on enhanced capabilities for integrated marketing to Kohl’s customers.
Prior to Teradata, Keith has held senior leadership roles in corporate IT organizations, most recently as CIO at Entertainment Publications and Vice President of Americas Applications at Kelly Services. He was Director of Client Services in the healthcare division of CSC and started his IT career in retail in a variety of roles at Kmart Corporation.
A Michigan native, Keith graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor degree in Philosophy. He also earned a Master of Science in Computer Science from Wayne State University; his thesis was on Reliable Distributed Operating Systems.
Mark Lundquist spent fifteen years in the aerospace and defense arenas before coming to Detroit sixteen years ago to work in the automotive, controls and robotics industries. In the corporate world he was brought in to implement change, restructuring, turnarounds, and help companies grow their business. He held executive positions such as Vice President North American Automotive Industry with Bosch Rexroth, Regional Vice President with Mannesmann AG, and Vice President Sales & Marketing with Norgren Automotive.
Ten years ago he formed Fulcrum Edge to lead boards and senior management with growth and change, and develop state-of-the-art business plans. Mark has developed and led transition training for joint ventures in Asia and America, as well as industry training and penetration for new markets such as automotive, aerospace, logistics and supply chain management.He has founded and co-founded four companies and taken one public via IPO.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a mentor to Detroit’s TechTown and Ann Arbor SPARK incubators and sits on the board of numerous companies.
Alesia Latson has been studying and practicing the art and science of leadership and organizational development for over 20 years. She has held management and organizational development roles in large financial services organizations, healthcare, and government. Through expert consulting, facilitation and personal coaching, Ms. Latson has worked with hundreds of leaders at all levels to expand their management and leadership effectiveness and as well as their Leadership Brand.
Ms. Latson’s client list includes, EMC, Fidelity Investments, McDonald’s, GE, PepsiCo, Bright Horizons, Marriott, Pfizer and Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Ms. Latson received her M.A. in Training and Development from Lesley University and her B.A. in psychology from the University of Illinois. She is formerly an adjunct faculty member of Lesley University and Bentley College. She is a current adjunct professor at St. Joseph’s University. Ms. Latson is a frequently guest speaker at Babson Executive Education, MIT Sloan School of Business and the University of Michigan’s Ross Business School.
She is the co-author More Time for You – A Powerful System for Organizing Your Work and Get Things Done.
After several years as a district computer technologist and program director in Education, Ms. Otrompke obtained her MBA and was hired into Chrysler Corporation’s fast track ITM program. Over the next 15 years, Ms. Otrompke obtained increasingly responsible positions and rose from a programmer to a direct report of the COO and CIO. In that position, Ms. Otrompke drove sustained reductions in fixed costs across the enterprise via process optimization and leveraging the global market place, achieving enterprise-wide savings of over $96M in 24 months.
Currently, Ms. Otrompke serves as Director and Principal Consultant of Organizational Change Management and Strategic Communications in Infrastructure Services at Tata Consultancy Services. In this capacity, she is responsible for advising clients in the design and implementation of comprehensive change programs to support business model transformation as well as performing internally-facing OCM activities such as conducting training in the impact of culture on business operations.
Recognized for the bottom-line impact she has produced through business process innovation and by leveraging information technology and technical innovations, Ms. Otrompke has been sought out to lead major business and IT initiatives to ensure measurable business benefit; while doing so, she’s worked with colleagues and partners in countries across the globe, including Germany, India, China, Mexico, Austria, Africa, Switzerland, England, and Colombia.
Ms. Otrompke holds a B.Sc. in Education from the University of Michigan, an MBA with a specialization in IT from Oakland University, a post-Master’s certificate in International Business from Oakland University, and training in facilitation and JAD. She also attended The Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona and the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland for executive programs in managing complexities of global enterprises.
Ms. Otrompke and her family reside in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She is a Board Member of the Automotive Women’s Alliance Foundation, an Inforum and InterNations member, and an active animal welfare advocate. She’s a past guest presenter at Oakland University and a networking coach for undergraduates. She’s served as a featured speaker for the Michigan Council of Women in Technology and, in 2010 and in partnership with Automotive News, she helped weigh the qualifications of and select the Leading 100 Women in North American Automotive. She enjoys travel and adventure, with past experiences that include snorkeling in Aruba, ice wall climbing in Alaska, touring the Taj Mahal, sailing in Hawaii, visiting the Louvre and Eiffel Tour, and zip-lining in Costa Rica.