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Statement from Detroit Regional Chamber CEO on the Passing of William Clay Ford Sr.

DETROIT, March 9, 2014: Today, Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO Sandy K. Baruah issued the following statement on the passing of William Clay Ford Sr.

“William Clay Ford stood tall as the icon of an iconic family that helped define an iconic industry; forever changing the world. He guided Ford into the modern era and laid the foundation that allowed the company to navigate the turbulence that threatened the entire domestic automotive industry in 2008-09. His legacy is forever cemented as a leader and community pillar who left an indelible impact on our great city and state. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Martha, and the rest of the Ford family.”

About the Detroit Regional Chamber

Serving the business community for more than 100 years, the Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the oldest, largest and most respected chambers of commerce in the country. The Chamber’s mission of powering the economy for Southeast Michigan is carried out through economic development, education reform, regional collaboration and providing valuable benefits to members.