2013 Annual Black Tie Gala

 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Roostertail, Detroit

 

 

This annual black-tie awards event recognizes the exceptional achievements of business executives and marketing and sales professionals in SE Michigan. It is the 20th annual gala to be hosted by the Marketing & Sales Executives of Detroit (MSED). Proceeds from MSED events benefit the MSED scholarship program, education seminars and charitable contributions.

 

2013 Honorees

   

 

Herb Everss Lifetime Achievement Award

Peter Karmanos, Jr.

Co-Founder

Compuware 

                                                   

 

            

Executive Leadership

Award

Alan Batey

Senior VP,

Global Chevrolet Brand Chief & U.S. Sales & Marketing

General Motors

                                                 

      

Trailblazer

Award

Andra Rush

CEO

Rush Group

                                                        

 

Peter Karmanos, Jr.

MSED is pleased to be able to recognize the career of one of south east Michigan’s most outstanding business icons, Peter Karmanos Jr., with the inaugural Herb Everss Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

The recently retired Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Compuware, approached both life and career with a passion second to none. Pete used this passion to ensure the company delivered value to its customers through the hottest distributed products in the market, outstanding professional services and the most-respected mainframe software in the world.

 

Pete will tell you, the key to success is no big secret. It’s a time-tested formula consisting of highly visible leadership, hands-on management, a keen awareness of what’s happening in the industry and--most importantly--a strong foundation. We celebrate his many achievements with this award, named for MSED Co-Founder Herb Everss.

 

Alan Batey

MSED is honored to have Alan Batey, recently appointed GM Senior Vice President, Global Chevrolet Brand Chief and U.S. Sales and Marketing, as the 2013 Executive Leadership Award recipient.

 

In making the appointment, GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson, noted “Chevrolet is our mainstream global brand, and with the growth we are experiencing and the barrage of new products we have coming, the time is right for us to have a single leader responsible for managing the brand around the world. Alan Batey has worked in markets all over the world, has demonstrated the ability to deliver great business results and understands how to balance global brand consistency while maintaining the local voice of the customer.”

 

Alan Batey has played a pivotal role in helping restore confidence in the health of GM, the automotive industry, and our region. His “Midas” touch in delivering great business results, as evidenced by Chevrolet achieving 10 consecutive quarters of record sales, makes Alan Batey the ideal executive for this year's award.

 

Andra Rush

Andra Rush, CEO of the Rush Group family of companies, which includes  Rush Trucking, Dakkota Integrated Systems and Detroit Manufacturing Systems, is most deserving of MSED’s 2013 Trailblazer Award. 

 

Andra's illustrious career started in 1984 when she launched Wayne, Michigan-based Rush Trucking with just three trucks.  The way she has gone on to build a consortium of manufacturing, trucking, assembly and distribution into one of the largest, and most successful, Native American-owned businesses in the USA is truly remarkable.

 

What makes Andra more deserving of this award is her continuous focus on wanting to make a difference in people’s lives. Thanks to her efforts, new trails have been blazed for women, Native Americans and the City of Detroit.

 

 

Platinum Awards

 

 

In addition to the Executive Leadership and Trailblazer Awards, two (2) Platinum Awards will be presented to recognize an individual or team who distinguished themselves in our field and helped their companies achieve critical business goals.  The Platinum Awards are sponsored by Corp! Magazine.  Please see the Platinum Awards page for more information on submitting a nominee.

 

2013 Platinum Award Finalists

 

John Chalifoux, MERA

Jim Engel, Bavarian Inn Lodge

Matt Kato, Maxion Wheels

Molly MacDonald, The Pink Fund

Tracy-Ann Palmer, Billhighway

Medicare Advantage Plan Team, Priority Health

 

Event Agenda

 

 

 Cocktail Reception/Networking:  6:00pm      
 Dinner & Awards Presentation:  7:00pm

 Afterglow Dessert Reception /  

 Networking:

 9:30pm

 

 

Tickets

 

 

MSED Member: $150
Non-Member: $195
MSED Member Table of 8: $1100*
Non-Member Table of 8: $1400*                       

 

* Tables include preferred seating and program recognition

 

REGISTER NOW!

 

 

Program Advertising & Sponsorship

Downloadable Advertising & Sponsorship Guide

 

Full Page (5" x 8"): $750
Half Page (5" x 4"): $500
Business Card (3.5" x 2"): $250
MSED Member Business Card: $100                                

 

Ads are black & white.  Submission deadline: October 3rd

 

 

Herb Everss

Lifetime Achievement

Award Sponsor:

 

$4,000

 

Exclusive!

  • Reserved seating for 6 guests (2 seated w/Award Recipient)
  • Recognition from Podium
  • Signage w/corporate logo displayed at event
  • Logo with link to your website on MSED website
  • Logo on Gala invitation (time permitting)
  • "Sponsor" ribbon on name badges of attendees
  • Option to display 1 pop-up banner during cocktail hour and afterglow
  • Full page ad in Program

 

Executive Leadership

Award Sponsor:

 

$4,000

 

Exclusive!

 

SOLD!

  • Reserved seating for 6 guests (2 seated w/Award Recipient)
  • Recognition from Podium
  • Signage w/corporate logo displayed at event
  • Logo with link to your website on MSED website
  • Logo on Gala invitation (time permitting)
  • "Sponsor" ribbon on name badges of attendees
  • Option to display 1 pop-up banner during cocktail hour and afterglow
  • Full page ad in Program

 

Trailblazer

Award Sponsor:

 

$4,000

 

Exclusive!

 

SOLD!

  • Reserved seating for 6 guests (2 seated w/Award Recipient)
  • Recognition from Podium
  • Signage w/corporate logo displayed at event
  • Logo with link to your website on MSED website
  • Logo on Gala invitation (time permitting)
  • "Sponsor" ribbon on name badges of attendees
  • Option to display 1 pop-up banner during cocktail hour and afterglow
  • Full page ad in Program

 

Crystal Sponsor:

 

$3,500

  • Reserved table for 8 guests
  • Recognition from Podium
  • Signage with corporate logo displayed at event
  • Logo with link to your website on MSED website
  • Logo on Gala invitation (time permitting)
  • "Sponsor" ribbon on name badges of attendees
  • Option to display 1 pop-up banner during cocktail hour and afterglow
  • Full page ad in Program

 

Cocktail Hour Sponsor:

 

$2,500

 

Exclusive!     

 

              

  • Reserved seating for 4 guests
  • Exclusive visibilty at the cocktail hour (promotional items may be provided by sponsor)
  • Recognition from Podium
  • Logo with link to your website on MSED website
  • "Sponsor' ribbon on name badges of attendees
  • Option to display 1 pop-up banner during cocktail hour and afterglow
  • Half page ad in Program

 

Afterglow Sponsor:

 

$2,500

 

Exclusive!       

 

           SOLD!      

  • Reserved seating for 4 guests
  • Exclusive visibilty at the afterglow (promotional items may be provided by sponsor)
  • Recognition from Podium
  • Logo with link to your website on MSED website
  • "Sponsor" ribbon on name badges of attendees
  • Option to display 1 pop-up banner during cocktail hour and afterglow
  • Half page ad in Program

 

Gold Sponsor:

 

$2,000            

  • Reserved seating for 4 guests
  • Recognition from Podium
  • Signage with corporate logo displayed at event
  • Logo with link to your website on MSED website
  • "Sponsor" ribbon on name badges of attendees
  • Half page ad in Program

 

Entertainment Sponsor:

 

$1,250

 

Exclusive!

SOLD!

  • Reserved seating for 2 guests
  • Recognition from Podium
  • Signage with corporate logo displayed at event
  • Logo with link to your website on MSED website  
  • "Sponsor" ribbon on name badges of attendees    
  • Business card ad in Program

 

Audio/Visual 

Sponsor:

 

$1,250

 

Exclusive!

SOLD!

  • Reserved seating for 2 guests
  • Recognition from Podium
  • Signage with company logo displayed at event
  • Logo with link to your website on MSED website
  • "Sponsor" ribbon on name badges of attendees
  • Business card ad in Program

 

Parking Valet Sponsor:

 

$750

 

Exclusive!

 

SOLD!

  • Reserved seating for 1 guest
  • Exclusive opportunity to present gift to attendees
  • Recognition from Podium
  • Signage with corporate logo displayed at event
  • Logo with link to your website on MSED website 
  • "Sponsor" ribbon on name badge    
  • Business card ad in Program

 

Photography Sponsor:

 

$750

 

Exclusive!

SOLD!

  • Reserved seating for 1 guest
  • Recognition from Podium
  • Signage with corporate logo displayed at event
  • Logo with link to your website on MSED website
  • "Sponsor" ribbon on name badge
  • Business card ad in Program

 

Sponsors

 

Executive Leadership Award Sponsor:

 

 

 

 

Trailblazer Award Sponsor:

 

 

 

Afterglow Sponsor:

    

 

 

 

Audio/Visual Sponsor:

 

 

Valet Sponsor:

 

 

 

Photography Sponsor:

 

 

       

 

Entertainment Sponsor:

 

Platinum Awards Sponsor:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marketing & Sales Executives of Detroit (MSED)

       

P.O. Box 99463

Troy, MI  48099

(248) 643-6590

 

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