Pontiac, Michigan -- Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has appointed Jennifer Fischer and Thomas Guastello to the Oakland County Art Institute Authority that will develop ballot language for the Detroit Institute of Arts millage in the August primary election. Fischer and Guastello have records of accomplishment, leadership and community involvement.
"I've appointed two intelligent, well-informed, and community-minded individuals who will be leaders on the authority," Patterson said. "I'm sure they will lead the DIA successfully going forward."
Guastello is president of Center Management in Birmingham, Michigan which specializes in commercial real estate. He is also a practicing attorney. Guastello served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1969-1974 and the Michigan State Senate from 1975-1982 as a Democrat. In addition, he was a member of the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents, the Mackinac Bridge Authority, and the Metro Detroit Convention & Visitors Bureau.
"I'm honored to be selected," Guastello said. "The DIA is one of the true treasures of Michigan. It will benefit greatly by the participation of Oakland County communities."
Fischer, wife of The Suburban Collection CEO David Fischer, is a member of the DIA Board of Directors. Plus, she has served as co-chair of multiple DIA gala events. The Fischers are philanthropists who support multiple charities both in southeast Michigan and around the nation.
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