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Councilman John Akouri, former Washington, DC Press Secretary & Capitol Hill Advisor, is President & CEO of the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

John Akouri Named to Wayne State University President's Advisory Group

(WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY)...John Akouri has been named to the Wayne State University President's Advisory Group, according to the Councilman's Press Office. The group is designed to advise incoming university president Dr. Jay Noren, and his cabinet. Noren, the university's 10th president, succeeded Irvin D. Reid, who stepped down on August 1 after a decade at the helm of one of Michigan's largest research universities.
Akouri, head of the national Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce, is a graduate of the Wayne State University College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts and during his academic years at the college, served on the Student Council Executive Committee on Policies & Procedures. In 2006 Akouri was a candidate for the Wayne State University Board of Governors garnering over 1.3 Million votes from across the state of Michigan. He is also a former Senior Advisor & Press Secretary to US Rep. Joe Knollenberg (R-MI) and Farmington Hills City Councilman.
"I am honored and proud to serve my alma mater in this highly influential role, and I look forward to working with President Noren and the members of the distinguished group," said Akouri. "My years at Wayne State were an awesome experience and since graduating, I have endeavored to give back to the institution in various ways. So, it is with great excitement that I accept the President's request as he embarks on his new administration. This is a welcome opportunity to strengthen old friendships, forge new relationships and help continue the Wayne State tradition," concluded Akouri.

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