Event Detail

Women in Leadership - Hosted by ACG Detroit:

Date Start : 03/07/2018

Date End  : 03/07/2018

Contact Info

Location The Townsend Hotel, Birmingham, MI
Contact Sharon Kimble
Phone 734.223.6055
Email skimble@acg.org
WebSite www.acg.org/detroit/events/women-leadership


Joint Event with TMA Detroit

The program will present a panel of leading Detroit-based female executives discussing opportunities and challenges for women in this C-level role.

Topics for discussion include:

  • Landing a Spot in the C-suite: The Journey to Becoming a CFO / CEO
  • Work-Life Balance: what does this Look Like for a Busy Female CFO / CEO?



Jana Brownell

The Kirlin Company – Lighting Innovators Since 1985
President, Chief Executive Officer, Owner

From an early career in the healthcare-biotechnology industry (research, direct sales, international product management and product development), Jana transitioned from working for a multinational S&P 500 Corporation (Los Angeles) to working for her family’s lighting fixture manufacturing company headquartered in Detroit, MI.

Her decision to join The Kirlin Company from Baxter was based upon a strong desire to build a business, to be truly entrepreneurial and to perpetuate the quality of design of Kirlin lighting into its 2nd Century of operation. Jana’s background in healthcare facilitated The Kirlin Company’s global progress in medical lighting systems with patented ICU, birthing suite and cardiac cath lab lighting systems, and MRI lighting among many other lighting applications. The recent revolution in lighting to LED solid state technology has both excited and challenged The Kirlin Company.

Jana is married and mother of two adult children. She is a life-long community volunteer, Trustee of educational and philanthropic organizations, and a member of organizations, and professional groups where she usually has a leadership role. She is a member of WBENC and NAWBO (Women Business Owners organizations). She credits her parents for encouraging leadership, careful analysis, mindful action and appreciation of opportunity. Her hobbies include gardening, bee-keeping, skiing, wine and music appreciation.

Mount Holyoke College, A.B. 1978 - Biological Sciences

Harvard Business School, M.B.A. 1983 – Business Management

S Koenig

Sharon Koenig

Fisher Unitech
Chief Financial Officer

Sharon has been the Chief Financial Officer for Fisher Unitech, LLC, a leading technology provider of 3D design software tools and 3D printers, since May 2017. From 2014 to 2016, Sharon was Chief Financial Officer for Technical Solutions and Services, a middle market safety products distributor and service provider. Sharon was Vice President and Corporate Controller for Asset Acceptance Capital Corp., a specialty finance company, from 2006 to 2014. She has over 25 years of experience in a variety of financial roles and industries. She has a MBA in Management Accounting from DePaul University, a BS in Finance from Indiana University.

Z Lisna

Zoryana Lisna

Global LT
Senior Vice President of Finance

Zoryana Lisna, Senior Vice President of Finance, has been with Global LT since 2005 starting as an Accounting and Financial Analyst. Her responsibilities expanded as she held positions of Accounting Manager and Controller to now overseeing the Accounting and Finance Department. In her current role, Zoryana oversees the entire range of company financial functions, including all accounting operations, financial reporting, planning and forecasting. Prior to joining Global LT, Zoryana worked as a Financial Manager for an international Joint Venture in Ukraine. During her tenure, she established and was overseeing the company export-import operations and reported directly to international investors. Zoryana has a Master’s Degree in International Economics and a Bachelor degree in International Business and Finance from Ternopil National Economic University in Ukraine.