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Christopher Ilitch

President and CEO, Ilitch Holdings Inc.

Chris Ilitch HeadshotChristopher Ilitch is president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings Inc., a professional services company that supports businesses owned by Detroit entrepreneurs and founders of Little Caesars Pizza, Mike and Marian Ilitch.

Ilitch has held a variety of roles throughout the company for nearly 30 years. Currently, he is leading the development of The District Detroit – a dynamic sports and entertainment district comprised of six world-class theatres, five neighborhoods and three professional sports venues in one walkable destination. The project is expected to deliver $2.1 billion in economic impact to the city, region and state.

Ilitch serves as chairman of Ilitch Charities, a nonprofit organization with a focus on human services, community development, education and recreation. In addition, he is involved in a number of business and civic groups that help improve and promote Detroit and the region. He serves on the board, executive committee and nominating committee for Business Leaders for Michigan and also on the board and executive committee for Downtown Detroit Partnership.