Troy Resident Among 4 Walsh College Outstanding Business Professional Honorees
The Walsh College Leadership Awards Dinner will be held Nov. 10 at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester.
Four exemplary Michigan professionals will be honored this year at the Walsh College Leadership Awards Dinner. The annual event pays tribute to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and community service and also recognizes outstanding Walsh College alumni.
The event will be held at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 10. Proceeds from the awards dinner benefit the Jeffery W. Barry Scholarship Fund and the General Scholarship Fund, which make it possible for deserving students to receive a Walsh education. More than $1.6 million has been raised toward student scholarships since the first awards dinner in 2000.
Troy resident Peggy Dzierzawski, president of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) and Grosse Pointe resident Robert Riney, president and COO of Henry Ford Health System, will receive the prestigious Jeffery W. Barry Award for Educational Excellence & Community Service. Dzierzawski and Riney are being honored as extraordinary business leaders and civic contributors who possess unwavering commitments to educational excellence and service.
Dzierzawski began her career with the MACPA in 1974 and worked in every department of the 17,000–member association by the time she was named deputy executive director in 1992. She earned the CAE designation from the American Society of Association Executives in 1995. In 2006, she was inducted into the Michigan Society of Association Executives Hall of Fame.
In his role as Henry Ford Health System’s president and chief operating officer, Riney oversees all hospital and service operations for the six-hospital health system consisting of more than 60 clinical locations, 23,000 employees and annual revenues of $4 billion. Henry Ford Health System was named a 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient - one of the nation’s most prestigious awards for performance excellence.
Madhava Reddy, president & CEO of HTC Global Services will receive the Walsh College Distinguished Alumni Award. Reddy, a Bloomfield Hills resident, graduated from Walsh in 1985 with a bachelor’s of business administration in information systems and earned his master’s of science of professional accountancy from Walsh in 1987. HTC Global Services has ranked among the top five fastest-growing private companies in Michigan each of the last three years. It has been listed on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation for two consecutive years. Based in Troy, Michigan, HTC Global Services has offices in India, Singapore, Australia and Malaysia.
Walsh alumnus and trustee emeritus Richard E. Pearson of Shelby Township will receive the Walsh College Lifetime Service Award. A 1961 Walsh graduate, Pearson is president and owner of REP Enterprises. He is a lifetime member of the Walsh Alumni Association and was awarded the Walsh College Distinguished Alumni Award in 1993. One of Walsh College’s most ardent supporters, Pearson established the Pearson Endowed Scholarship Fund and created the college’s annual golf classic. His three daughters have all attended Walsh College and he has hired many graduates throughout the years.
Tickets for the dinner, which includes a silent and live auction, raffle and dessert afterglow are $250 per person. For more information, contact Andrea Richards at 248-823-1204 or email@example.com.
This information was submitted by Walsh College.