Detroit Riverfront Conservancy CFO to Participate in Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit Class

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DETROIT –  The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy announced today that Chief Financial Officer William Smith will participate in the Detroit Regional Chamber’s latest Leadership Detroit class, a 10-month transformational leadership program designed to challenge emerging and existing community leaders from Southeast Michigan to bring about positive change.

“Participating in the Chamber’s Leadership Detroit program is a tremendous opportunity for me,” said William Smith, chief financial officer of the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy. “I look forward to spending time with my classmates and learning how we can work together to make the City of Detroit and the region stronger.”

As part of Leadership Detroit’s Class XXXVI, Smith joins 70 executives from across the region, representing a cross-section of the community, including business, organized labor, government, education, media, civic groups, health services and community organizations.

“We have a rich tradition as ‘makers’ in this region that sets us apart. Southeast Michigan sets the standard of what is possible when creativity, ingenuity and hard work come together,” said Dan Piepszowski, senior director of community leadership development at the Detroit Regional Chamber. “Our region’s future success relies on these same ingredients shaped in new ways by leaders like these who are making a commitment to challenge long-held assumptions, embrace multiple perspectives and connect with their passion.”

Leadership Detroit provides opportunities for participants to foster problem-solving, while providing new views on key issues to lead the region to success. As it has since 1979, Leadership Detroit will continue its role in addressing, discussing and leading conversations important to the Detroit region. The complete Leadership Detroit Class XXXVI roster is available at




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