ADC-MI Bids Farewell to Deputy Director Rana Abbas
ADC Michigan extends its farewell and best wishes to Deputy Director Rana Abbas, who will leave the organization on January 14, 2008 to co-head Global Linguistic Solutions (GLS) in Michigan. GLS is a joint venture between DynCorp International (DI) and McNeil Technologies (McNeil) that aims to bring extensive experience in the deployment and sustainment of large scale operations and the management of linguist contracts supporting the US government.
Rana has devoted 8 years of service to the ADC. She has represented ADC Michigan on a local, national and international level in numerous settings and conferences that have focused on issues that concern and affect Arab Americans. Throughout her tenure with the organization, Rana has been instrumental in helping the ADC Michigan Office grow into the largest and most successful satellite office for the organization. In addition, as a founding member of AWARE (Arab American Women Advocating for Resources and Empowerment), and through her instrumental work with this women’s initiative, she was appointment by Governor Jennifer Granholm to the State of Michigan Women’s Commission in 2006.
“I have been a proud staff member of the ADC for many years now,” states Rana Abbas. “This organization has fostered my personal and professional growth as much as I have played a part in its growth over the years. My entire professional career has been dedicated to the mission of ADC and the difference that we are making in this world on a daily basis. I have been honored to work alongside ADC’s respected leaders, particularly Imad Hamad, during this time, and to have had opportunities that others could only dream of. ADC is, and always will be, a very significant part of who I am.”
“Rana’s departure from ADC is bittersweet.” states Imad Hamad. “I have watched her grow from a young intern and develop into her role as Deputy Director.” Although we will truly miss having Rana at ADC Michigan, she will now embark on a new journey in her career and will serve as a great asset to GLS.”