SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 24, 2013 — Southfield, Mich.-based Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Detroit, the local chapter of the global community that enriches members’ lives through direct peer-to-peer learning, connections to experts and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, announced today that Detroit-based Powerlink’s President and CEO Link Howard has been named membership chair for the chapter.
As membership chair, Howard is serving a one-year term during which he is responsible for identifying and onboarding quality members for the organization. Since the chapter’s founding in 1994, EO Detroit has grown to 146 members, generating a combined $1 billion in sales, and employing more than 7,000 employees.
Howard joined EO Detroit in 2012 and is the president and CEO of Powerlink. Headquartered in Detroit, Powerlink provides support services, including staffing and facilities management, to organizations such as Henry Ford Health System, Karmanos Cancer Institute and the Detroit Public Schools.
A U.S. Air Force Vietnam Veteran and former equal employment opportunity manager for the U.S. Air National Guard, Howard began his career in the private sector at an automotive supplier in 1997, quickly rising to become vice president due to his discipline for providing continuous improvement and rigorous metrics from manufacturing into facilities maintenance.
A life-long Detroit resident, Howard serves as pastor at Faith Christian Community Church in Port Huron and volunteers his time with local youth and educational focused nonprofits, including Winning Futures, and is actively involved with missionary work in West Africa.
Established in 1987 as a catalyst for entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, EO is a dynamic, global network of more than 8,500 business owners in 40 countries. Together, these entrepreneurs account for $160 billion in sales and oversee 1.7 million employees.
About EO Detroit
The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a global community that enriches members’ lives through direct peer-to-peer learning, connections to experts and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Founded in 1994, EO’s Detroit’s 146 members have more than 7,000 employees and account for more than $1 billion in annual sales. For more information on membership, visit www.eonetwork.org.
Powerlink is an ISO 9001-certified staffing, facilities management and maintenance services company whose professional team implements finely tuned processes to help clients reduce costs, improve efficiency and gain higher customer satisfaction. Powerlink clients include educational institutions such as the Detroit Public Schools, health care leaders including Henry Ford Health Systems and the Karmanos Cancer Institute, as well as manufacturers such as Steelcase. Headquartered in Detroit, Powerlink’s team members are seamlessly integrated into more than 250 customer sites in the Midwest and Ontario, Canada.