Chair, President & CEO
As founder, chair, president and CEO of Rush Group, which operates Dakkota Integrated Systems, Detroit Manufacturing Systems and Rush Trucking Corporation, Andra M. Rush leads the largest woman-owned business in Michigan, and one of the largest Native American-owned businesses in the United States.
Ms. Rush holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Michigan State University and has dedicated her life to improving the lives of others.
Rush is also a member of the U.S. Manufacturing Council, the principal private sector panel that regularly advises the Commerce Secretary on government policies and programs and their impact on the manufacturing sector. She is an active member of several organizations, including the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council, Business Leaders for Michigan, Detroit Economic Club, Detroit Regional Chamber, Downtown Detroit Authority and United Way. Rush has also served on supplier advisory boards for Chrysler and General Motors.
In October 2014, Andra Rush was inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame.