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Tonya Allen

  • Chair Emeritus of the Board of Directors at Oakland University
  • Chair of the Council on Foundations
  • Board Member, Alumni Association of the University of Michigan
  • Board Member, Detroit Children's Fund
  • Board Member, Greater MSP
Qualifications, Attributes, Skills and Experience
  • Institutional investment experience with public and private endowments, with large public and private equity holdings
  • ESG leadership in diversity and inclusion, climate and energy and education and workforce development
  • Current Advisor to General Motors on its Inclusion Advisory Board and serves or served as an advisor to Quicken Loans, CMS Energy, Huntington and PNC Banks, and DTE Energy regarding inclusion efforts
  • Demonstrated track record of devising corporate responsibility strategies that have received national accolades and regulatory approvals
  • Former President and CEO of The Skillman Foundation
  • Founded the Detroit Parent Network
  • Fellowships with the German Marshall Fund, Aspen Institute and American Enterprise Institute
  • Strategic impact lauded by Detroit News (Michiganian of the Year), Crain's Detroit Business (News Makers of the Year & 100 Most Influential Women), Chronicles of Philosophy (Five Innovators to Watch) and Twin Cities Business (Top 100)
  • Master's in Public Health, Master's in Social Work and Bachelor's in Sociology from the University of Michigan