The Township's four elected Trustees sit on the Township Board along with the three Township officers. Together, they act as the Township's major policy-making body as well as exercise legislative functions. As private citizens, the Trustees are committed to maintaining the desirability of their home community and enhancing its uniqueness.
They each have four-year terms which run through November, 2016.
Reach them by mail at: 4200 Telegraph Road, P.O. Box 489, Bloomfield Township, MI 48303-0489 or by phone at the Township offices at 248.433.7700.
David was appointed to the Board of Trustees in November 2002. He was elected to the position in 2004 and reelected in 2008, 2012 and 2016. He previously served as an Oakland County Commissioner from 2000-2002.
He held several leadership roles within the Oakland County Republican Party. He served as County Vice-Chairman from 1995-1997, Executive Committee 1992-1998 and as Precinct Delegate for 14 years. In prior Township service, he served on the Solid Waste Review Committee and chaired the Citizen’s Committee to Preserve Police, Fire and EMS services.
David holds a business degree from Michigan State University and is an Account Executive with Sanofi. He carries the professional designations of CLU, ChFC and RHU.
He enjoys serving his community in other ways. He completed ten years as a board member with the American Diabetes Association, Michigan and three years on its Executive Committee. David is also the past board president of the Down Syndrome Guild of Southeastern Michigan. He is also very involved as a coach with the Miracle League of Michigan.
He and his wife, Jane, have two sons, one a college student and the other a proud Bloomfield Hills Blackhawk. David considers himself fortunate to be a lifetime resident of Bloomfield Township.
Neal J. Barnett was appointed to the Board of Trustees in February 2004 to fill the vacancy created by the death of Jerry Tobias. He was elected to the position in November 2004 and reelected in 2008 and 2012. Neal was a member and vice-chair of the Bloomfield Township Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and is currently a member of the Planning Commission and the Election Commission. He represents the Township on the Executive Committee of the Bloomfield Youth Guidance Board and serves as its Chair. He also represents the Township in joint activities with Bloomfield Hills Schools. He also serves on the Gilbert Lake Board. Neal has served as President of the Oakland Hills Country Club Subdivision Association Board since 2000 and was a member of that Board for eight years. He grew up in Bloomfield Township and graduated from Groves High School. He has a law degree from Wayne State University Law School, a master's degree in clinical psychology from Oakland University and an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University. He is Managing Partner in the law firm of Sills, Charboneau & Barnett, P.C. Neal and his wife have three children; twin daughters and a son.
Michael Schostak was elected to the Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees in November 2016.
Michael is a Lecturer of Finance in the Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University, where he teaches courses in financial analysis and corporate valuation. Michael is also managing member of Schostak Capital Advisors, where he works with small and medium-sized businesses around the country in the areas of business strategy and corporate finance.
Michael’s prior professional experience spans a wide variety of financial roles, including capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, corporate financial planning & analysis, and investor relations. Michael began his career at Booz Allen Hamilton consulting for the U.S. military and intelligence communities on matters of economic and policy analysis, resource planning, and capital budgeting.
Michael is a proud alumnus of both Hillel Day School and Cranbrook Schools. He earned his B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his M.B.A. at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Michael’s other community involvement includes the Anti-Defamation League’s regional advisory board, the Penn & Wharton Alumni Club of Michigan’s executive committee, and the finance committee of Hillel Day School.
Michael and his wife, Alexis, a corporate attorney, are the proud parents of two young children.
Dani Walsh was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2016.
She is currently a strategic Business Development Manager for a global corporation. Her skills in strategic planning, procurement, training and development, and regional sales management have helped many companies grow over the last 20 years. Dani’s experience in various industries, including government, medical device, biotechnology, energy, banking and financial services, advertising, sport and entertainment, has taken her to many different locations throughout her career, but her love of Bloomfield Township has always been the reason it remains her home.
At Global LT, Dani develops new products and streamlines processes, and helps clients and partners accelerate their growth by coordinating resources into a customized plan to bridge their cultural and communication gaps with employees, clients, and suppliers, which increases their productivity and accelerates their growth globally.
Dani is a lifelong resident of Bloomfield Township. She graduated from Andover High School and currently coordinates the reunions as the class historian. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she was chosen from approximately 40,000 students to serve as the sole representative on the Association of Big Ten Students council. She served as budget chairperson and external relations vice chair on Michigan’s student government, as well as the treasurer of kinesiology student government. Due to her leadership, both while attending the University of Michigan and in her career experience, Dani has the honor of serving as a representative on the University of Michigan Alumni Leadership Council.
Her involvement in the community includes being a Sunday school teacher, cantor, and committee member at St. Owen parish for over 20 years; previous parish council representative; five years of collecting “warming gifts” of coats/gloves/hats/scarves that she gives out directly to the homeless in Detroit; and volunteer work with various charities that also help provide for those in need.