Ms. Zenna Elhasan

Ms. Elhasan is the general counsel at The Kresge Foundation and serves as the secretary of the Foundation’s board of trustees. She is responsible for managing the overall legal affairs of the Foundation, supports the development and enforcement of foundation policies and practices, advises the board on governance matters and manages outside counsel relationships. Previously, Zenna served as corporation counsel for Wayne County, involving commercial litigation, federal civil rights compliance, labor and employment law and real estate and tax matters. Ms. Elhasan has been recognized as one of Crain’s Detroit Business Notable Women Lawyers in 2017 and honored by DBusiness magazine as Top Corporate Counsel in 2018 and 2019. In January of 2020, she was appointed by the Governor of Michigan to serve as a Commissioner on the Michigan Civil Rights Commission. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from University of Michigan-Dearborn and her J.D. from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

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