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Lori Blaker receives the Jeffery W. Barry Award for Educational Excellence & Community Service from Walsh College.

November 21st 2015

Lori Blaker was honored by Walsh College at the 2015 Leadership Awards Dinner on Saturday, November 21st 2015 at the MGM Grand in Detroit. The event was presented by Lear Corporation and recognized four distinguished business and community leaders at the Annual Leadership Awards Dinner.

The Leadership Awards are the highest awards given by Walsh College. Each year four exceptional people who make extraordinary contributions every day to their firms, to the community, and to Walsh College are honored.  “Through their example,” stated Stephanie Bergeron, president and CEO, Walsh College, “They inspire excellence and bring energy to important initiatives in the southeast Michigan community and beyond.”

Blaker was honored for her outstanding leadership of TTi Global, a provider of business performance solutions. TTi Global is one of the top 25 woman-run businesses in the U.S. as recognized by the Women’s Business Enterprise National. Blaker was also recognized for her dedicated service to the community, including her role in organizing the event “Not in My Backyard: Conquering Human Trafficking in Michigan” which was held at Walsh College in April.

“Walsh College is an exceptional institution. They are committed to excellence and continuous improvements at every level,” stated Blaker. “We are privileged to have a strong relationship with the college, they are a tremendous resource. I am very humbled by this honor.”

Other recipients of awards included William F. Jones, Jr., CEO, Focus:HOPE Detroit, recipients of the Jeffery W. Barry Award for Educational Excellence and Community Service. Rebecca Sorensen, senior vice president, wealth management and institutional consultant, UBS Financial Services, Birmin recipient of the Walsh College Distinguished Alumna Award and Brian Pilarski, sales leader, Brown & Brown of Detroit, Sterling Heights, recipient of the Walsh College Distinguished Graduate of the Last Decade Award.

About Walsh College

Founded in 1922, Walsh College is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college. It offers 19 undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, management and leadership, marketing, taxation, and other fields.

One of the region's largest business schools and one of Michigan's top three graduate business schools, Walsh has locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, and Port Huron, as well as online.