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Jaffe attorney elected president of the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit

 Mark Rubenfire, partner at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C., was named president of the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit on June 19 at its annual meeting. He will serve a two-year term as lay leader of the organization, working with the executive director and board of directors.

Rubenfire serves as practice group coordinator of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. He specializes in real estate law, real estate leasing, and real estate lending and workouts. He is past chairman of the firm's recruiting committee, as well as a past member of Jaffe's Board of Directors.

 Rubenfire was first elected as a board member of the Jewish Community Center for Metropolitan Detroit in 2011. In 2012, he was appointed to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.

The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit works to play a role in the physical, social, spiritual and educational well-being of the Jewish and general community. The facility offers year-round programming of families, children, teens and adults.


Kerr Russell director of marketing among 2018 ‘Unsung Heroes’

Kerr Russell’s director of marketing Roy Sexton was recently named one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s “Unsung Heroes” of 2018.

Michigan Lawyers Weekly announced the 26 members of its second class of “Unsung Legal Heroes” earlier this week. The program honors law firm employees who have “consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty, often behind the scenes.”

The honorees will be profiled in a special supplement in the July 30 issue.

Sexton is Kerr Russell’s first marketing director, having held the role since July 2017. Previously, he was the senior vice president of Corporate Affairs for Trott Law in Farmington Hills. He has also held leadership roles at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and Oakwood (now Beaumont) Healthcare.

In collaboration with the marketing committee, Sexton helped developed the firm’s “Est. in Detroit 1874” marketing campaign. Sexton has nearly 20 years of experience in marketing, communications, business development, and strategic planning.