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Mikey 23 Foundation Board Members


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Edward McKissic is from Lansing, Michigan.  He’s currently the Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer & Chief Diversity Officer at Group1 Automotive.  Prior to joining Group1 he held several key executive HR roles for fortune 100 companies such as Vice President, People Operation North America at Waste Management, DVP, Human Resources for Walgreens, Vice President, Human Resources at Walmart. Edward also held leadership roles at Hewlett-Packard, Electrolux, and General Motors.


Edward has 30 years of experience in both Global Corporate and Field Operations experience in diverse Industries such as: Manufacturing, Consumer Products, Technology, Automotive and Retail.

He’s a seasoned, accomplished HR strategist and operations leader with experience leading multibillion-dollar organizations within global, Fortune 100 enterprises; proven expertise in scaling human resource programs, development, and operational / business alignment, seamlessly partnering with cross-functional business units to enable growth and development.


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Michael L. Oakes currently serves as senior attorney at
the Oakes Law Group PLLC. Attorney Oakes is a
highly experienced Criminal Defense and Personal
Injury Attorney - representing clients throughout
Michigan in both State and Federal Courts. Attorney
Oakes has argued cases from the trial court to the
Supreme Court on behalf of the underserved.

Attorney Oakes graduated Magna Cum Laude from
Jackson State University where he received his
undergraduate degree in Political Science. He
graduated Cum Laude from Michigan State University
School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate
of Law. Attorney Oakes is a proud product of
Muskegon Heights High School where he was born
and raised.

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