Leadership Detroit Turns 40

Sept. 28, 2018 – Dome Magazine

I am a proud recipient of the “lifetime achievement award” from Leadership Detroit in 2011 and am grateful for the contacts and friendships I made early in my career across city-suburban, race, ethnicity, professional backgrounds in the nonprofit, government and private sectors.

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‘Let’s Detroit’ is what region needs to retain talent

Sept. 24, 2018 – Crain’s Detroit Business

In today’s innovation-driven economy, human talent is the lifeblood of every successful business — and the backbone of a prosperous state. That’s why in Michigan, where 36 percent of college graduates leave the state within a year of graduating, we need to revolutionize our strategies to retain and attract the best talent.

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Distance between Ann Arbor and Detroit shrinking as entrepreneur links strengthen

Sept. 23, 2018 – Crain’s Detroit Business 

Bill Ford Jr. envisions the 104-year-old train depot in Detroit that Ford Motor Co. bought this year could create a mobility corridor on Michigan Avenue from Detroit to Ann Arbor. But the connection between those two cities — one that was tenuous at best only a year ago — is already beginning to blossom as Detroit’s entrepreneurial community grows.

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Opinion: Bridging interests, bolstering jobs

Sept. 19, 2018 – The Detroit News

Around the entire globe, there are perhaps no two nations that share a closer bond than the United States and Canada. We are two nations bound by a common culture and tight economic integration. We refer to each other as neighbors and friends because that is what we are. We rely on each other for economic stability and we embrace each other in times of crisis.

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