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WSU Law School Alumni Selected to Crain’s 40 Under 40

September 24, 2007

DETROIT (Sept. 24, 2007) – Wayne State University Law School alumni Ben Smith, 38, and Anne MacIntyre, 39, were recently selected as two of the area’s top business leaders in Crain’s 2007 40 Under 40 Class.

“On behalf of Wayne State University Law School, I would like to congratulate Mr. Smith and Ms. MacIntyre on being named to Crain’s 40 Under 40,” said Wayne State University Law School Dean Frank H. Wu. “Both have achieved a great deal professionally and serve as inspirational role models for the next generation of leaders in Southeast Michigan.”

Smith, who received his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School in 2000, is vice president of development and brokerage for The Farbman Group in Southfield, a real estate services company with annual revenue of roughly $25 million. According to Crain’s, his biggest accomplishment is his involvement with the development of the Riverfront Promenade in Detroit, the Detroit Public Schools Support Services Center and Detroit YMCA building.

MacIntyre, who received her J.D. from Wayne State University Law School in 1993, is president of Community Central Wealth Management in Mount Clemens. According to Crain’s, her biggest accomplishment was in the creation of the wealth-management and trust division of the Community Central Bank, adding $160 million to the bank’s asset base.

To read more about Smith, MacIntyre and other 2007 members of the 40 Under 40 class, please visit Crain’s at here.

For the past 17 years, Crain’s has been identifying men and women in the business and nonprofit community who have achieved solid business success before the age of 40. Close to 250 people were nominated for this year’s 40 Under 40.

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