Association Leaders Top Crain's 2021 Most Influential Women

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Crain's Detroit Business recently released its list of Michigan's most influential women in business, public policy, entrepreneurship, nonprofits, and higher education - we're thrilled to see association leaders and industry partners among them.

Association leaders making Crain's list include Terry Barclay, President and CEO of Inforum; Fay Beydoun, Executive Director of the Arab American Chamber of Commerce; Charity Dean, President and CEO of the Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance; Julie Fream, President & CEO of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association; and Donna Murray-Brown, President and CEO of the Michigan Nonprofit Association.

Get to know more about each of these influential women by clicking the links below:

Terry Barclay

President and CEO


Fay Beydoun

Executive Director

Arab American Chamber of Commerce

Charity Dean

President and CEO

Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance

Julie Fream

President & CEO

Original Equipment Suppliers Association

Donna Murray-Brown

President and CEO

Michigan Nonprofit Association

Michigan's associations are supported by some truly remarkable industry partners - two of whom also made Crain's list: Kathy George, CEO of FireKeepers Casino Hotel, and Dianne Byrum, Partner and Co-Founder of Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications.

Kathy George


FireKeepers Casino Hotel

Dianne Byrum

Partner and Co-Founder

Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications

Crain's has published this list every five years since 1997. Nominations come from peers, past honorees, Crain's readers, and reporters and editors.

Please help us celebrate these association leaders for the significant impacts they have made to their industries, organizations, and communities!