Michigan Law alumna Danielle Bass elected president of ACG Detroit

DETROIT— ACG Detroit, a 400-member nonprofit business organization of middle-market M&A professionals that invest in middle-market companies, has elected Danielle Bass of Franklin as president of its chapter. 

Bass earned her bachelor’s degree in women's studies, history and social work from the University of Michigan and her JD from Michigan Law.

The second female president elected since the chapter was founded in 1984, Bass will serve a two-year term on the ACG Detroit board of directors, effective Sept. 1. Bass is the global organization’s youngest female president elected across its 59 chapters worldwide. 

A partner at Honigman LLP, Bass’s practice is focused on transactional matters involving information technology, intellectual property, data, media and entertainment, with an emphasis on commercial transactions. 

Bass became a member of ACG Detroit in 2015 and has served on the organization’s board of directors for six years, most recently as vice president. 

Bass also undertakes many pro bono matters, including acting as general counsel to a local non-profit organization and as a volunteer mediator for The Eastern District of Michigan's Early Mediation Program.

Ben Smith, shareholder, consulting at Clayton & McKervey will join the board as treasurer. Kevin McCarron, managing director at Marsh, will join as sponsorship chair.

For more information, visit www.acgdetroit.org.