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Barry Matherly

President and CEO, Detroit Regional Partnership

Barry Matherly is the president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Partnership, an economic development nonprofit serving Southeast Michigan’s 11-county region. Under Matherly’s leadership, the Partnership is laser focused on marketing the region to out-of-state and international companies to attract investments and jobs.

Prior to joining the Detroit Regional Partnership, Matherly was the chair of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). He is also a member of the IEDC thinktank, the Economic Development Research Partners. Matherly also serves on the executive board of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma and is an institute instructor.

Matherly earned a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University and a master’s degree from Virginia Tech University.  He is a recipient of the Robert B. Cassell Leadership Award.