Devon O’Reilly is the senior director of community engagement and leadership development at the Detroit Regional Chamber. In this role, O’Reilly leads the Chamber’s long-running Leadership Detroit program, community, and small business impact program NeighborHub, and continues to cultivate other initiatives to advance the Chamber’s talent and equity agendas.
O’Reilly started at the Chamber in 2014 and was responsible for developing and programming the Detroit Policy Conference. Under his leadership, the Conference grew into a premier convening focused on the issues impacting Detroit and the region, attracting 800 community and business leaders annually by featuring notable national and local speakers.
Additionally, O’Reilly developed the Mackinac Policy Conference Future Leaders program, shepherding 175 participants through the Conference experience and intimate discussions with senior elected officials, Conference Chairs, and high-profile invited speakers.
O’Reilly was a 2019 Crain’s Detroit Business 40 Under 40 awardee. In addition, he participated in the 2020 Harvard Business School’s Young American Leaders Program, in which he continues to support the Chamber’s engagement with the Detroit cohort annually.
Before joining the Chamber, O’Reilly served as a business service professional for Michigan Works, where he worked with businesses on economic development and hiring needs. He also worked in marketing and special projects for the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance and was the creator and founder of Reborn magazine, a lifestyle and entertainment publication dedicated to his hometown of Dearborn.
O’Reilly earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Michigan. He is a lifelong resident of the area and resides in Detroit.