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Detroit Regional Chamber Announces Leadership Detroit Class XL

September 12, 2018
Leadership Detroit Celebrates its 40th Anniversary Welcoming 70 New Leaders

DETROIT, Sept. 13, 2018 – Today, the Detroit Regional Chamber announced the participants in Leadership Detroit Class XL, a 10-month transformational leadership program designed to challenge emerging and existing leaders from Southeast Michigan to bring about positive change.

“For the past 40 years, the Leadership Detroit experience has taken executives out of their comfort zones to challenge long-held assumptions and to embrace multiple and diverse perspectives on quality of life issues in the Detroit region,” said Dan Piepszowski, senior director of community leadership development at the Detroit Regional Chamber. “These leaders have proven that change is possible when passion, commitment, and courage coalesce to change our understanding and expectations of what is possible.”

Class XL features 70 executives from across the Detroit region, representing a cross-section of the community, including business, organized labor, government, education, media, civic groups, health services and community organizations.

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.

A complete Leadership Detroit Class XL roster is available online at

About Leadership Detroit

Leadership Detroit is a community leadership program for executives in Southeast Michigan, led by the Detroit Regional Chamber, with nearly 2,000 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. To learn more, visit

About the Detroit Regional Chamber Foundation

The Detroit Regional Chamber Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to growing programs and initiatives that are important to community and economic development in the Detroit region. Supporting the Detroit Regional Chamber’s policy priorities, the Foundation works to promote and develop programs and initiatives focusing on education and talent, advancing key economic sectors, regional economic development strategy, future leadership development and other regional imperatives.