Corporate Internship Program

Each year, BPA members participate in a corporate internship program. Invest Detroit has been a partnering company of this intern program since 2007.

Click here to download the 2016 Corporate Internship Program Newsletter (PDF)

Connections with business and industry are extremely crucial to the success of our program and services. We rely on representatives from many companies to provide financial support, arrange volunteer support, offer employment opportunities, and supply certification advice/credibility, management expertise and much more. Without the support of many companies, our organization would not be as strong as it is currently.

The Michigan Association is proud to have a dynamic group of individuals serving as its business advisory board. These individuals are instrumental in obtaining additional financial support for the organization as well as assisting with management issues. The board has been instrumental in securing sponsorships for student scholarships, student internships, and advisor honorariums.

The business advisory board members are:

Barbara J. Patton, Chair
Development Consultant

Kyra Leverett, Vice-Chair
Area Business Leader
Sanofi - Aventis Pharmaceuticals

Karl I. Bell
Managing Director
GAA New Ventures, LLC

Stacey A. Gray, CTFA
Trust Advisor
Comerica Bank

Christopher HooSang
Director of HR Operations & Consulting
DTE Energy

Carnel Richardson
C-Rich Consulting

CharMaine Hines, Secretary
Development Coordinator
Business Professionals of America

Maurice S. Henderson
State Director
Business Professionals of America


Gregory D. Cragel, MBA, Board Member Emeritus
Financial Advisor
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

Terry Gallagher, Board Member Emeritus
Education Trust-Midwest

Lee McDonald, Board Member Emeritus
Account Executive
Pearson Digital Learning

Ronad V. Reed, Board Member Emeritus
Pitney Bowes, Inc.