Rochester Hills Businessman, Philanthropist a Finalist for Oakland's Elite 40-Under-40 Title
The public voting period for County Executive L. Brooks Patterson's annual program begins today.
Hundreds submitted nominations, three became finalists, and now it's time to pick the 2013 Elite 40-Under-40 winner.
Public voting for the annual honor created by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and organized by Oakland County began Monday on the Advantage Oakland website.
Rochester Hills' Ziad Kassab, CEO of ZCD Transportation and Vice President of Guardian Angel Home Health Care, is one of the three finalists. In his biography on the 40-Under-40 website, Kassab tells of being 10 years old and having to "grow up quickly" because of a serious accident that injured his younger brother.
"Working in my father's supermarket since the age of seven allowed me to learn business at a young age, including customer service, inventory ordering, and I began writing my first checks to distributors before I turned 14," writes Kassab, 29.
Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 1. The winner will be announced on Feb. 7 and will also introduce Patterson at his 2013 State of the County Address on Thursday, Feb. 7, at Detroit Country Day High School.
Also nominated are Ajay Chawla of Troy, and Erica Coulston of Bloomfield Hills.