Sandy Pensler, attorney, businessman and candidate for the U.S. Senate speaks Feb. 20, to the Eastside Republican Club.
Dr. Annette DeSantis Feldpausch, club chairman, commented on Pensler’s business success in a statement in advance of the meeting.
“Sandy Pensler, described as a ‘turnaround specialist,’ wants to build on the country's turnaround, by jumping into the GOP Senate race,” she said.
“Expect him to explain why he is the right one at this time to retire Debbie Stabenow.”
“Also expected to join us on Feb. 20 is Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker who is campaigning for the Republican nomination for Attorney General.”
Feldpausch added, “The Forum is open to the public at no charge, so we invite anyone interested in government to take part in the discussion following Mr. Penslar’s remarks.”
Pensler, 61, was born and raised on the west side of Detroit, but commuted to University Liggett High School where he was valedictorian.
Working his way through Yale in four years, Pensler earned a B.A. in chemical engineering, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics. Following graduation, he founded a business importing sweaters, eventually selling it to help pay for his Harvard law degree.
Working as a financial advisor, Pensler developed and taught several courses as member of the Yale economics faculty. He also taught undergraduate economics courses while at Harvard.
After obtaining his law degree Pensler served as a clerk for U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Patrick Higginbotham.
Pensler later reentered the business world, becoming a private investor and financial advisor to some of the country’s largest corporations, including Chrysler, Sprint, Scholastic, Time Warner, TJX, General Electric and Navistar/International Harvester. In this role, he worked to restructure and grow companies, putting them on secure financial footing.
His classroom and practical experience led him to found Pensler Capital and start numerous businesses. Currently, Pensler owns and operates four manufacturing plants, including the Korex Corp. plant in Wixom, which employs more than 100. After acquiring his Chicago plant, which had been scheduled to close, the enterprise was saved and is now profitable, debt free and growing.
Pensler resides in Grosse Pointe Park with his wife Anita, son Jonathan and daughter Natasha.
The Eastside Republican Club Forum meets monthly from September to May. Admission is free and the public is always welcome. Like and read more about ERC Events on Facebook.
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