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Remembering Marlowe Stoudamire

Marlowe Stoudamire Delivers Powerful Perspective at the 2018 Detroit Policy Conference


Sandy K. Baruah, President and CEO of the Chamber shared the following note on Marlowe:

“The loss of Marlowe Stoudamire is a shock on so many levels.  That someone young, vital, full of positive energy and so instrumental to the Detroit community has been taken from us is hard to contemplate.  Compounding the shock is the realization that someone so young and healthy can fall victim to COVID-19 – a virus we initially, but erroneously, believed was primarily a risk to the elderly.  Let the tragic loss of the bright light that was Marlowe serve as a wake-up call to those who are not taking this health crisis seriously.

Marlowe Stoudamire was truly one-of-a-kind.  I first worked closely with him when the Detroit Historical Society engaged him to drive and shape their landmark “Detroit 67” project.  He was a passionate champion of Detroit and its people and strove, with great success, to fuse doing good with doing well.  He understood the power of how the market economy could power social progress.  As stated by many since the news of his passing, Marlowe was a tremendous human being – not just an accomplished one.  Family man, friend, thought leader and community icon.  He will be missed and the entire Detroit Regional Chamber team extends our love to his family.”