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Detroit regional Chamber to recognize leadership detroit Award winners at third annual event

DETROIT, October 24, 2013 – Today, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit program will present its annual leadership awards to three exceptional leaders during a program at 5:30 p.m. at the historic Gem Theatre. For the third straight year, Leadership Detroit will present the awards to celebrate and honor program alumni and community leaders who have created positive change.

This year’s award winners are:

  • Inspirational Leadership Award – Barbara McQuade, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan; Leadership Detroit Class XXIII. The Inspirational Leadership Award honors a Leadership Detroit alumnus who has supported the mission of the program through one of our five practices of exemplary leadership.
  • Emerging Leadership Award – Reginald Eadie, MD, President, DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital; Leadership Detroit Class XXXIII. The Emerging Leadership Award recognizes one Leadership Detroit graduate from the three most recent classes.
  • Lifelong Leadership Award – Aubrey W. Lee Sr., Senior Vice President (retired), Bank One, Michigan. The Lifelong Leadership Award honors an individual in the Detroit region who has made a significant contribution that aligns closely with the overall mission of Leadership Detroit.

“These three individuals have shown an unrelenting commitment to making a difference and positively impacting those around them,” said Dan Piepszowski, senior director of community leadership development at the Detroit Regional Chamber. “Leadership Detroit is honored to showcase such tremendous role models whose contributions and accomplishments serve as an inspiration to us all.”

About Leadership Detroit
Leadership Detroit is a community leadership program for executives in Southeast Michigan led by the Detroit Regional Chamber with more than1,800 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. For more information, please visit

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. For more information, please visit

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