Board of Trustees

Wilson Hall, Room 203
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, MI 48309-4486
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Marianne Fey

Fey_Marianne_3Marianne Fey has over 30 years of experience in business leadership, sales and marketing, and building and growing organizations both as an entrepreneur and as a senior corporate executive. Prior to joining DWH, she was a senior executive at global agency McCann Erickson where she gained deep experience in the automotive sector both in retail and brand building. Through her career at McCann, Marianne built and managed a nationwide field sales organization, led all marketing activity for three major automotive brands including two that were global, led a technology team that delivered a groundbreaking and cost saving system to a global client. She started her career as an entrepreneur, growing a small regional advertising agency into a national retail advertising powerhouse, eventually selling to McCann.

Marianne earned her B.A. from Oakland University and her MBA from Michigan State University. She is a Lifetime member of Leadership Detroit, a past recipient of Crain’s Detroit Business “40 under 40” and a multiple recipient of Automotive News’ 100 Leading Women in North America. Marianne is a Trustee on the Oakland University Board of Trustees. She is active in the entrepreneurial start-up community and is a corporate advisor to tech start-ups through Tech Town Detroit, having also coached start-ups at Tech Town’s Venture Accelerator program. She is on the Board of Invest Michigan, a 501C3 organization that manages the Michigan Pre-Seed Fund 2.0 supporting Michigan based entrepreneurs and is a Michigan Angel investor herself. Marianne is also an emeritus Trustee of Detroit Public Television (PBS), an organization who’s Board she served on for 13 years.

At DWH, Marianne is a team lead for the company’s trademark Assessments. She also leads clients through sales and marketing strategy planning and providing ongoing oversight to ensure growth. She brings her successful record of building and growing organizations to help companies as they prepare for a sale or transition, and also advises and leads post sale transition teams. In addition, Marianne helps to grow DWH’s relationships and presence in Southeastern Michigan.

TermsDate of AppointmentDate of Term Expiration
 September 23, 2016August 11, 2020