Jim Vella

President, Ford Motor Company Fund & Community Services at Ford Motor Company

Jim Vella

Jim Vella

President, Ford Motor Company Fund & Community Services at Ford Motor Company

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Ford Motor Company Fund

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14

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Future President & Chief Executive Officer at The Fisher Group LLC (Effective 01/2020)

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President at Wayne State University

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Founder at Strategic Staffing Solutions, Inc. (Michigan)

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Special Representative for North Korea at United States Department of State

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Senior Executive Vice President, Private Client Group & Regional Banking Director, Chair of Michigan at Huntington Bancshares, Inc.

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Director of Human Resources at City of Detroit - Michigan

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Penske Automotive Group, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Quicken Loans, Inc.

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Vice Chairman & Chief Administrative Officer at DTE Energy Co.

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Founder at Detroit Manufacturing Systems LLC

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Jim Vella
President, Ford Motor Company Fund & Community Services at Ford Motor Company
Education
Bachelor's in Communications

The University of Detroit Mercy, a Catholic university in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, exists to provide excellent, student-centered, undergraduate and graduate education in an urban context. A UDM education seeks to integrate the intellectual, spiritual, ethical, and social development of our students.

Career History
President, Ford Motor Company Fund & Community Services
Current

Ford Motor Co. engages in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of automobiles. It operates through the following three segments: Automotive, Mobility, and Ford Credit. The Automotive segment engages in developing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing of Ford cars, Lincoln vehicles. The Mobility segment includes Ford Smart Mobility LLC and autonomous vehicles business. The Ford Credit segment comprises Ford Credit business on a consolidated basis, which is primarily vehicle-related financing and leasing activities. The company was founded by Henry Ford on June 16, 1903 and is headquartered in Dearborn, MI.

President
Current - 2019
Visiting Professor
2005 - Prior

University of Michigan-Dearborn is an inclusive, student-focused institution. We are committed to excellence in teaching, learning, research and scholarship, as well as access, affordability and metropolitan impact.Founded on just over 200 beautiful acres of the original Henry Ford Estate, UM-Dearborn was forged in a community of working people with the global economy in mind.We offer a transformative education reflective of University of Michigan acclaim and rooted in an ongoing commitment to transform metropolitan Detroit. Since our inception, we have set ourselves apart in higher education through intentional, meaningful engagement with local industry, government and nonprofits.UM-Dearborn is rich in opportunities for independent and collaborative research, integrated learning and civic engagement. We are responsive to the changing needs of our diverse student body, the world in which they live and work, ever-advancing technologies, and a knowledge-based, global economy.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Board of Directors
Prior

The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) has been sharing the wealth of Smithsonian collections and research programs with millions of people outside of Washington, DC, for more than 50 years. SITES specializes in creating three dimensional, full-scale exhibition "packages" containing objects, images, and interpretive text. Many exhibitions also include cases, freestanding display units, and computer and audiovisual equipment.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) is the state’s business roundtable, composed of the chairpersons, CEOs or most senior executives of the state’s largest job providers and universities. Together, their members power one-third of the state's economy and educate nearly one-half of the state's university students, which makes them a powerful driver for economic development and change.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$25K - $50K
2016

Detroit Suphony Orchestra operates is an American orchestra firm. The firm's performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People's, Neighborhood trumpeter, and collaborations with chart-topping musicians from Smokey Robinson to Kid Rock. The company is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

$25K - $50K
2015

Detroit Suphony Orchestra operates is an American orchestra firm. The firm's performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People's, Neighborhood trumpeter, and collaborations with chart-topping musicians from Smokey Robinson to Kid Rock. The company is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

$10K - $25K
2015

TO PROVIDE A HIGH-QUALITY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, AND TO ADVANCE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL CHILDREN BY SHARING SEEC'S EXPERTISE ON A NATIONAL LEVEL, THEREBY FURTHERING THE EDUCATION MANDATE OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION.

Political Donations
$1,000
2008

Former Representative from Michigan's 11th Congressional District

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