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Detroit Regional Chamber Announces Participants for Leadership Detroit Class XXXIV

DETROIT, August 16, 2012 – Today, the Detroit Regional Chamber announced the participants in Leadership Detroit Class XXXIV, a 10-month transformational leadership program designed to challenge emerging and existing leaders from Southeast Michigan to bring about positive change.

“Southeast Michigan has some of the most talented executives anywhere, and their leadership holds the key to our region’s future prosperity,” said Sandy K. Baruah, president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber. “Leadership Detroit has a strong legacy of bringing together executives from around the region who are committed to making a difference. This year’s class is poised to drive the dialogue and build the relationships that will move our region forward.”

Class XXXIV features 69 executives from across Southeast Michigan representing a cross-section of the community, including business, organized labor, government, education, media, civic groups, health services and community organizations.

“We’re excited about the individuals participating and the organizations they represent,” said Dan Piepszowski, senior director of community leadership development at the Detroit Regional Chamber. “This class has the right balance and dynamic that will help build the strong relationships for the region to tackle the challenges ahead.”
Leadership Detroit provides opportunities for participants to foster and spark problem-solving discussions, while providing new views on key issues to lead the region to success. As it has since 1979, Leadership Detroit will continue its role in addressing, discussing and leading conversations important to the Detroit region. Click here for a complete list of the Leadership Detroit Class XXXIV roster.

About Leadership Detroit
Leadership Detroit is a community leadership program for executives in Southeast Michigan led by the Detroit Regional Chamber with over 1,800 alumni. Launched in 1979, the program aims to create awareness of key issues that affect the Detroit region and to challenge emerging and existing community leaders to bring about positive change in the community through informed leadership. For more information, please visit the Leadership Detroit web page.

About the Detroit Regional Chamber
With over 20,000 members and affiliates, that employ over three quarters of a million workers, the Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the largest chambers of commerce in the country. The Chamber’s mission is carried out through business attraction efforts, advocacy, strategic partnerships and providing valuable benefits to members. For more information, please visit detroitchamber.com.

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