Mentor- Metro Detroit

Therese Peace

T.M. Peace and Associates, Inc.

Therese is the president of T. M. Peace and Associates, Inc. and senior vice president /business development for Signature Technology Solutions, Inc., an information technology consulting firm. She has consistently increased business revenue, secured financing for technology / software development projects, led project implementations and enhanced the customer experience.

A leader in executive development, leadership and career development, organization development, performance management and diversity programs. She is the lead facilitator/coach for Inforum Center for Leadership’s Executive Leadership Program in Southeast and West Michigan. She has coached and consulted with various levels of management to C-level leaders across all disciplines and for a variety of industries to include financial, insurance, retail, automotive, healthcare, legal and not-for-profit.

Ms. Peace draws upon over 25 years of diverse experience. She began her career at First of America Bank where her last roles focused on training, systems conversions and acquisitions. In 1988, she joined Comerica Bank and rose steadily gaining experience in training, systems implementations, project management, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, diversity programs, performance management, change management initiatives and succession planning/talent management. She held a variety of executive positions in information technology, organization development and human resources. As the first vice president of Corporate Learning, Therese was responsible for managing teams in Michigan, California, and Texas. She implemented the organization’s first leadership college. In 2003, she joined the Auto Club Group (AAA) as vice president and Chief Learning Officer, where she was responsible for leadership development, organization development and operations training. Therese implemented learning strategies and programs in support of change initiatives, effective team performance, process improvements, diversity and leadership competency/skill development. Her ability to build trusting relationships and credibility across cultures, business units and functions enabled her to deliver creative, collaborative and effective solutions.

Ms. Peace has a Juris Doctor from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Wayne State University. She was an initial member of the Inforum Center for Leadership Advisory Board, sits on the board of trustees for Detroit Receiving Hospital and board of directors for Operation ABLE, member of the Executive Leadership Team for Go Red for Women (American Heart Association), the Links and State Bar of Michigan. She participates in various professional organizations and is certified in several leadership assessments. In 2010, Therese was recognized by Corp! Magazine for being a leader in diversity and inclusion.