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The Skillman Foundation’s Natalie Fotias to Participate in Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit Class XLI

Natalie Fotias, Director of Communications

DETROIT – Natalie Fotias of The Skillman Foundation 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.

“Surrounding myself with others who are committed to serving the common good is of utmost importance to me in both my professional and personal life. I’m grateful for the opportunity to expand my network and ability to make positive change through Leadership Detroit,” said Natalie Fotias, director of communications for The Skillman Foundation.

As part of Leadership Detroit’s Class XLI, Natalie 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 here.

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 click here.

The Skillman Foundation

A voice for children since 1960, the Skillman Foundation works to ensure that Detroit youth have access to high-quality educational and economic opportunities and a strong, broad network of champions that work on behalf of young people’s interests.

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