The Township's three elected administrators are full-time employees of the Township, each with his or her designated area of responsibility and expertise. Their "hands-on" manner keeps them in close touch with members of the community. All three make it a priority to be accessible to Township residents and businesses and responsive to their needs. They are committed to maintaining the Township's unique nature and planning for its future.
They each are serving four-year terms which run through November, 2020.
Leo Savoie has spent most of his life in the Birmingham/Bloomfield area. He attended University of Detroit High School before moving to Pennsylvania. There, he graduated from the Shaler Area High School in Pittsburgh and went on to the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pennsylvania. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business with a minor in economics. Prior to becoming the full-time Supervisor in 2011 Leo owned and operated a number of companies in the ancillary real estate profession including title companies, appraisal companies and asset acquisitions.
Leo was appointed to the Bloomfield Township’s Board of Review in 1997 and the Zoning Board of Appeals in 2011. He was elected to the Board of Trustees in November, 2004. On July 25, 2011, Leo was appointed Supervisor to fill the unexpired term left vacant by the retirement of Dave Payne.
The father of two sons, Leo coached Little League baseball for eight years. He and his wife Sally, who have been married more than 30 years, have been involved in numerous charities over the years.
After serving eight years as a Bloomfield Township Trustee, Jan Roncelli was elected Clerk in November 2004. As Clerk, she is the coordinator for all Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and responsible for voter registration, elections, lake boards, passports, solicitation permits, and record keeping in the Township.
Jan’s certifications and academic degrees demonstrate commitment to her profession and higher education. Most recently, the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) awarded Jan certification as a Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC). This status is granted to those clerks who earn advanced education in municipal responsibilities and demonstrate pertinent experience in a municipality. The IIMC represents 10,000 members in municipalities of 250 to more than 10 million people in North America and 15 other countries. Along with the newly earned title, Jan holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Communication from Wayne State University and a B.A. in Speech and Drama from Marygrove College.
Her leave of absence from a tenured position as an Associate Professor of Communication, Indiana University-Purdue University, transformed her career from educator to entrepreneur. Jan owns Bermar Associates, Inc., a plastic injection molding company in Troy. While she holds the office of Clerk, her husband and partner, Dan Gorney, oversees the day-to-day operations of the business.
Volunteer service and membership in professional and community organizations occupy Jan’s free time. She is a member of the Michigan Township Association, National Association of Women Business Owners, Troy Chamber of Commerce, Society of Plastics Engineers, Birmingham Women's Republican Club, Bloomfield Women’s Republican Club, the Women Officials' Network, and the Church of St. Owen. She is on the Board of Directors for the Detroit Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association and the Small Business Association of Michigan.
A Township resident since 1964, Jan has one son, Brian Gorney, who attends college, and two cocker spaniels, Max and Duke.
Please feel free to contact Jan by mail at 4200 Telegraph Road, P.O. Box 489, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0489; by phone, 248.433.7702; and by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Brian Kepes was elected Treasurer by the voters of Bloomfield Township in November 2016. He had previously served as a Bloomfield Township Trustee since he was unanimously appointed by the Township Board in March 2009. He was reelected by Township residents in 2010 and 2012. He has been a member of the Bloomfield Township Financial Sustainability Committee since its inception in 2015, and a Trustee of the Bloomfield Township Retired Employees’ Health Care Benefits Trust since 2016 . He was a member and chaired both The Bloomfield Township Tax Board of Review, since 1994, and The Zoning Board of Appeals, since 1995.
A Michigan State University graduate, he majored in accounting and earned his Certified Public Accounting designation while employed at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. In 1989, he founded and is currently President of SRK Realty Company, Inc. and SRK Management Company, Inc. which specializes in the ownership, management, brokerage and development of commercial properties throughout Michigan.
He has demonstrated long-term active leadership roles in a number of community organizations, including Bloomfield Township-based Fresh Air Society/Tamarack Camps, and The Jewish Federation and Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit. He is a member of The International Council of Shopping Centers, The Hundred Club of Detroit, and The Michigan State University President's Club.
He and his wife, Fern, are the proud parents of a daughter and son in law, a son and a Bloomfield-licensed canine, Lucille.