American Society of Employers (ASE) announces the Michigan HR Executives of the Year for 2018


By: American Society of Employers


American Society of Employers (ASE) announces the Michigan HR Executives of the Year for 2018

Honorees will be celebrated on Nov. 8 at ASE’s Annual Summit

Media Contact: Heather Nezich, ASE, 248.223.8040,

Livonia, Mich. —October 8, 2018 — The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, is pleased to announce the honorees for its annual Michigan HR Executive of the Year for 2018.  Through a nomination process overseen by ASE, candidates are selected in four categories and recognized for their admirable work that distinguishes them in the field of Human Resource Management.  The category winners are:

  • Diane M. Antishin, Vice President, HR Operations, DTE Energy (For-profit Organization – Large Employer)
  • Denise Dorigo Jones, Director, Human Resources, Nemak (For-profit Organization – Small Employer)
  • Elizabeth Wilcox, Associate VP, Human Resources, Kettering University (Non-profit Organization – Large Employer)
  • Michelle Hansel, Vice President, Human Resources, Detroit Regional Chamber (Non-profit Organization – Small Employer)


“The caliber of honorees this year is impressive, as always.  They’ve each dedicated themselves to the HR profession and have proven their dedication through their achievements,” stated Mary E. Corrado, ASE President & CEO.

The Michigan HR Executives of the Year for 2018 will receive their awards at ASE’s 15th Annual Summit, which celebrates not only the honorees but the pivotal role of the HR profession in Michigan’s business and non-profit communities. ASE will also celebrate and recognize its members that have been with ASE for 50+ years.

The ASE Annual Summit will be held Thursday, Nov. 8 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Detroit Athletic Club. The event will feature a keynote presentation by Dr. Ken Washington, Vice President, Research and Advanced Engineering and Chief Technology Officer, Ford Motor Company.

ASE’s 2018 Annual Summit is open to both ASE members and non-members. Tickets are $99 per person, $539 for groups of six, and $639 for groups of eight. The evening includes networking, cocktails, small plates, and dessert. To purchase tickets or for registration information, please call 248-223-8006 or visit the ASE website.

About the American Society of Employers (ASE) – a Centennial Organization

The American Society of Employers (ASE) is a not-for-profit trade association providing people-management information and services to Michigan employers. Since 1902, member organizations have relied on ASE to be their single, cost-effective source for HR information and support, helping to grow their bottom line by enhancing the effectiveness of their people. Learn more about ASE at