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Leadership Detroit alumni gathering held October 26 at Cliff Bell's

October 27, 2017

Kerr Russell’s Director of Marketing Roy Sexton attended the October 26 Leadership Detroit reunion hosted at Cliff Bell's by the Detroit Regional Chamber.

Class 39 is currently in progress. Sexton is a graduate of Class 30, and the 40th year celebration promises to be something special.

Pictured are Leadership Detroit's director Daniel Piepszowski, Skidmore Studio's Mark Ostach, Sexton, Henry Ford Health System's Paige Peabody, and NPPN president Gary Dembs, all members of Class 30 which was Piepszowski's first class as head of the program.

Leadership Detroit is a community leadership program for executives in Southeast Michigan led by the Detroit Regional Chamber with more than 1,800 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.

Leadership Detroit offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for professionals to take their leadership agenda to the next level.  The program offers a unique, behind-the-scenes approach to understanding the inner workings of the region and the people that make it work.

Participants tap into a diverse pool of professionals that are actively engaged from multiple perspectives in improving the quality of life in the region. The conversation is open and fluid and embraces multiple perspectives.  New ideas can emerge, and assumptions can be challenged.

Over a 10-month period, participants are able to develop multiple and unique relationships among their classmates.  Highly effective leaders know and embrace the reality  that relationships matter.  As we all move our region forward, strong relationships that foster trust among leaders from all walks of life, will be fundamental to success.

Approximately 70 individuals annually participate in the program representing a cross section of the community, including business, organized labor, government, education, media, civic groups, arts and culture, health and human services, and community development organizations.

More info, including application guidance, can be found here.

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