Executive Director, Detroit Experience Factory
Jeanette Pierce is executive director of the Detroit Experience Factory, which operates the only Detroit Welcome Center and creates eye-opening experiences and innovative resources that connect locals and visitors to Detroit’s people, places and projects. Since the company’s launch in 2006, more than 95,000 people have taken a tour to learn about Detroit’s assets, small businesses, historic neighborhoods, city planning and development policies, and innovative solutions to the challenges the city faces.
Pierce has presented at more than 100 events including the Downtown Las Vegas Alliance’s Annual Meeting, the city of Chicago’s Neighborhood Organization Workshop, and the International Downtown Association’s Urban District Forum. She was honored by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of the “Top 20 in their 20s,” and has been awarded the Shining Light Future Leader Award from the Detroit Free Press, the Shooting Star Award from MichBusiness, and the Detroit Young Professionals Vanguard Award.