ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Jason Eddleston, Vice President of Operations at Sterling Oil, has been re-nominated for a second three-year term on the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Board. The term goes from 2019-2021 and is the second three-year term for Eddleston.

Eddleston got involved with the board in 2016 when Jason Gittinger – Founder/Executive Producer of The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music – was President of the board. Gittinger reached out to Eddleston because he saw someone who cared for the people and communities he worked with and worked in.

“In all of my interactions with Mr. Eddleston, I was impressed by a number of things. First by his vast knowledge of his industry and the excellence with which he runs his company,” Gittinger said. “I’ve never had as passionate a discussion about safety protocols and transporting and mixing hazardous materials as with Jason.

“Second, and most important, Jason cares about those around him. He cares about his customers, he cares about the cities in which his business resides, and he cares about art and culture and leaving the world better than he found it. I could see no better candidate for leadership in our community than Jason Eddleston.”

The board members attend meetings, plan events, and govern the “business” of the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce. Eddleston’s vast experience and deep connections with those in and around Royal Oak are invaluable to the board, Gittinger said.

The boards mission, purpose, and vision for the greater Royal Oak area is bringing civic groups, local government, and citizens together to advance the economic, cultural and civic welfare of the community.

Eddleston’s community work is not limited to Royal Oak as Gittinger explains. His community outreach goes from downtown to uptown. “Jason sits on a number of committees in some very disparate communities in Metro Detroit. He serves as a City Commissioner-Recycling Services for the City of Hamtramck, a modest community in the City of Detroit as well as an Arts Commissioner for the well healed Birmingham community.

“He’s been on boards at the legendary Detroit Institute of Arts, but also supports and helps with grass roots arts efforts like Hamtramck Disneyland. This commitment to understanding disparate populations and backgrounds and connecting them for the greater good is a unique lens that is highly valued and coveted on the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Board. His understanding, empathy and compassion for connecting with and for others is unparalleled. He volunteers his time, ideas and connections to help others succeed, which is admirable indeed.”

Eddleston is joined on the board by Gittinger, Michael Cohen (Best Choice Lending), Jenna Derrig (Mesa Restaurant), Alan Kroll (Space Care Interiors), Matthew Liston (Michigan Financial Companies), Carrie O’Neill (Rock on Third), John Pisacreta (Beaumont Hospital), Jill Plamper (Distinctive Framing), Mike Ripinski (Team Ripinski-Real Estate c/o Century 21), Jim Schneider (Schneider + Smith Architects), Juli Siagkris-Seymour (Myrina Mortgage Group, LLC), and Christina Stowers (The Creative Mobility Group).

Tom Tull (TC Green Media) is the current president, Kimberley Hosner (RE/Max Vision) is vice-president, Adam Bowden (P&G Flunid Power) is treasurer, and Becky Krieger (Pronto) is the secretary.