President & CEO, The Pickard Group

Fortune 500 * Philanthropy * Strategic Planning * Community Relations, Public Policy, Marketing, Health Care

Vivian Pickard, an accomplished Fortune 500 Executive with expertise in business development, strategic planning, corporate relations, finance, marketing, public policy, health care and philanthropy. As President & CEO of the Pickard Group, Vivian advises Fortunate 500 companies, private companies, non-profits and chamber of commerce. She was appointed by Governor Whitmer to serve on the Women’s Commission for the State of Michigan and was appointed by Governor Snyder to serve on the Medical Marijuana Board for the State of Michigan (ended 2019). Vivian’s exemplary leadership led to multiple awards for GM and outstanding leadership awards for herself. Her ability to combine her corporate and community relations expertise has created tremendous success.

A long-term General Motors’ employee, Vivian held multiple leadership roles within the company, including management positions within Finance, Health Care, Human Resources, and Public Policy.

Vivian has served on the Board of Directors for Fifth Third Bank – Eastern Michigan since 2010. Additionally, her current board responsibilities include the Henry Ford Health System Foundation, Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Black Women’s Agenda. Vivian earned a Masters of Business Administration, Personnel Management from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelor’s of Science, Human Services Administration from Ferris State University. She received an honorary doctorate from Ferris State University in 2016 and was named Alumni of the Year in 2015. She is a lifetime member of the NAACP, the National Council of Negro Women, the National Black MBA Association, and is a member of the Executive Leadership Council and The Links, Inc.

Board Leadership

Board Member, Fifth Third Bank - Eastern Michigan, Detroit, MI
Board of Directors, The Parade Company, Detroit, MI
Board Member, Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Board Member, Henry Ford Health Systems Foundation
Board Member, Sphinx Organization, Detroit, MI
Board Member, Trumpet Awards Foundation, Atlanta, GA
Executive Committee, The Links, Inc., Washington, DC
Immediate Past-President | Board Member, Black Women’s Agenda, Washington, DC
Member, Executive Leadership Council, Washington, DC
Trustee, Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, Detroit, MI
Member, International Women’s Forum, Washington, DC
Board Member, Medical Marijuana Licensing Board for the State of Michigan (ended April 2019)
Board Member, Inforum, (past board chairperson)

Awards and Recognition(not inclusive)

  • Recipient, National Association of Minority Dealers Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Recipient, 2016 Don Davis Legacy Award for Community Leadership
  • Recipient, 2016 Detroit Unity Coalition Community Leadership Award
  • Recipient, 2016 Rainbow Push Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Recipient, 2016 Council of Michigan Foundations, Gerald Smith Award for Philanthrophy Leadership
  • Recipient, 2016 United Negro College Fund – Spirit of the Dream Award
  • Recipient, 2016 Honorary Doctorate, Ferris State University
  • Driven’s Philanthropic Pioneer Award - 2016
  • Multicultural Media Award for Global Community Leadership - 2016
  • Recipient, 2015 Charles H. Moore Award for Leadership in Corporate Community Engagement, CECP
  • Recipient, 2015 25 Influential Black Women In Business, The Network Journal
  • Recipient, 2015 Role Model Award, Alternatives For Girls
  • Recipient, 2014 Heritage Hall of Fame Gallery, International Heritage Foundation
  • Recipient, 2014 Inaugural POWER 50, Michigan Chronicle
  • ecipient, 2014 Door Opener Award, Payne-Pulliam School of Trade & Commerce
  • Recipient, 2014 Diversity Business Leader Award, Corp! Magazine
  • Recipient, 2014 Gamma Lambda Distinguished Service Award for Education
  • Recipient, 2014 Global Community Award,
  • NAIAS Multicultural Media Luncheon
  • Recipient, 2014 Ferris State University Alumni of the Year
  • Recipient, 2013 Community Leadership Award, Arab American and Chaldean Council
  • Recipient, 2013 Corporate Community Service Award, 100 Black Men of New York, Inc.
  • Recipient, 2012 Top Influential Women in Corporate America, Savoy Magazine
  • Recipient, 2012 Top 10 Uptown Catalyst Detroit Honoree
  • Recipient, 2012 Women and Leadership in the Workplace
  • Recipient, 2011 Bridge Builder Award, Rainbow PUSH Coalition.
  • Recipient, 2011 Alpha Award of Honor, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Honoree, 2010 Inforum Inner Circle
  • Recipient, 2009 Women of Excellence Award, Michigan Chronicle
  • Recipient, 2008 Women of Achievement, Michigan Opera Theatre
  • Recipient, 2007 Central Area Director's Award, The Links, Inc.
  • Recipient, 2006 President's Award, The Links, Inc.
  • Recipient, 2004 Chairman’s Award for Corporate Leadership, 100 Black Men of America
  • Recipient, Eagle Scout Award, Detroit Area Council-Boy Scouts of America

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