Member Bio

Tony Saunders

Tony Saunders


Tony is driven by a strong sense of purpose. Born, raised and educated in Detroit, he’s passionate about the city’s promise. When Wayne County was headed toward the same fate as Detroit, he helped architect a recovery plan that enabled the county to avoid bankruptcy. Prior to that, he helped Benton Harbor – where he was appointed Emergency Manager – steer away from insolvency. Tony specializes in turnaround and crisis management and in- and out-of-court liquidations.

“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and Determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “Press On” has solved and will always solve the problems of the human race.”

— Calvin Coolidge