DETROIT (July 10, 2017) – Detroit Public Television’s Board of Directors elected two new members – attorney Kenneth John Clarkson, a partner in the law firm of Jaffe, Rait, Heuer & Weiss, and Charlie Moret, president, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Invest Michigan.
“We are delighted and honored to welcome two such forward-thinking leaders to our board,” said Rich Homberg, President and CEO of Detroit Public Television (DPTV). “They become part of an exceptional team of directors, who have done so much to help DPTV achieve its strategic mission – airing the best in PBS programming, engaging the local community in our work and telling the unfolding story of Detroit – which we think, at this moment, is the most important city in America.”
Clarkson is a partner in the Southfield office of Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss and a member of its Real Estate Practice Group. He has extensive experience with the development of senior living facilities including independent, assisted and memory care projects.
He also serves on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee of Bedrock Community Development Support, a Michigan non-profit corporation that assists in the development of housing for low income, seniors, veterans and homeless persons and related services.
A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Clarkson lives in Farmington Hills with his two children.
In 2014, Moret was selected by the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to head up a new non-profit organization based in Detroit, Investment Michigan, which provides capital support for early-stage companies in the advanced manufacturing materials, life sciences and information technology industries.
Prior to that, he was managing director of technology-based entrepreneurship at TechTown, a business incubator and accelerator in Detroit, where he was responsible for the development and oversight of its tech-based entrepreneurial programs.
Moret received his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and resides in Detroit.
About Detroit Public Television
Detroit Public Television (DPTV) is the non-commercial, viewer-supported PBS-member station watched by more than 1.5 million people in Detroit and Southeast Michigan and another 1.2 million people throughout Canada. DPTV also manages WRCJ 90.9 FM, Detroit's classical and jazz radio station, in partnership with the Detroit Public Schools at the Detroit School of Arts. DPTV is licensed to the Detroit Educational Television Foundation and governed by a volunteer board of trustees from the local business, civic, and cultural communities.