Martin was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority at Central Michigan University from 1967-71.
Martin began her career as a secretary in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Texas at Austin.
"Anyone can write a patent," but making one that will endure challenges both legal and technical is "an art," Prof. One of his companies, Xtera Communications, which he has since sold, is now a worldwide corporation with offices in the United States, the UK, France, and the United Arab Emirates.
Career ladder: Trained as a CPA, Niester, 59, was a partner in an accounting firm before joining the Acheson entities in 1999.
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Power metrics: On Acheson's behalf, Niester has led investments and donations to redevelop 2 miles of waterfront property in Port Huron, transforming the area from aged industrial to mixed-used and recreational, including the Blue Water River Walk and Seaway Terminal, allowing visitors to better enjoy the St. "Make sure you give credit to other people and give them a chance to shine."Big win: Port Huron's waterfront redevelopment.
It began in 1998, when Jim Acheson and his family sold Acheson Industries, a chemical company dating back to 1908.