DETROIT, SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 – Jim Tenzillo, Director at Invest Michigan has been selected to participate in the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit program, a 10-month transformational leadership program designed to challenge emerging and existing community leaders from Southeast Michigan to bring about positive change.
“I look forward to joining such an accomplished group of individuals who share my passion for making a difference in the community. Through the Leadership Detroit experience, I welcome the opportunity to expand my understanding of the Detroit region and gain insight into the key issues facing our city and region,” said Tenzillo.
As part of Leadership Detroit’s Class XLI, Tenzillo will join more than 70 executives from across Southeast Michigan, representing a cross-section of the community, including business, organized labor, government, education, media, civic groups, health services and community organizations.
“Real change is fueled by leaders who inspire us to choose new paths and who are willing to bring those pathways into reality,” said Dan Piepszowski, senior director of community leadership development at the Detroit Regional Chamber. “Our ability to improve the quality of life in the region relies on a clear understanding that leadership is an ongoing activity that calls us to be creative, ingenious and committed to hard work. The Leadership Detroit experience reinforces that understanding by taking leaders out of their comfort zones to challenge long-held assumptions, embrace multiple perspectives, and connect them to a shared passion for the region.”
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 XLI roster is available at detroitchamber.com/ld.
About Leadership Detroit
Leadership Detroit is a community leadership program for executives in Southeast Michigan led by the Detroit Regional Chamber with nearly 2,000 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.
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 detroitchamber.com.
About Invest Michigan
Invest Michigan is a non-profit funded by the Michigan Strategic Fund. As fund manager for the Michigan Pre-Seed Fund II, Invest Michigan invests in early-stage high tech businesses located in Michigan. Since 2014, Invest Michigan has been Michigan's most active technology investor.