Detroit Regional Chamber Selects XCEND CFO Bill Johnson to Participate in Leadership Detroit Class XXXIV
August 16th, 2012
DETROIT, August 16, 2012 – Bill Johnson, Chief Financial Officer of Brighton-based technology firm XCEND, has been selected to participate in the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit program. The 10-month transformational leadership program is designed to challenge emerging and existing community leaders from Southeast Michigan to bring about positive change.
“Bill Johnson is a highly-valued leader in our organization and we are excited about the insight he will gain through Leadership Detroit,” said Ron Schoenherr, President & CEO of XCEND. “Bill’s participation in Leadership Detroit will not only challenge him to make a difference, it will raise awareness and inspire others in our organization.”
As part of Leadership Detroit’s Class XXXIV, Johnson will join 69 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.
“Southeast Michigan has some of the most talented executives anywhere, and their leadership holds the key to our region’s future prosperity,” said Sandy K. Baruah, president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber. “Leadership Detroit has a strong legacy of bringing together executives from around the region who are committed to making a difference. This year’s class is poised to drive the dialogue and build the relationships that will move our region forward.”
Leadership Detroit provides opportunities for participants to foster and spark 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 XXXIV roster is available at detroitchamber.com/ld.
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About Leadership Detroit
Leadership Detroit is a community leadership program for executives in Southeast Michigan led by the Detroit Regional Chamber with over 1,800 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 detroitchamber.com/ld.
About the Detroit Regional Chamber
With over 20,000 members and affiliates, that employ over three quarters of a million workers, the Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the largest chambers of commerce in the country. The Chamber’s mission is carried out through business attraction efforts, advocacy, strategic partnerships and providing valuable benefits to members. For more information, please visit detroitchamber.com.