Press Release

Detroit Future City’s Nicole Brown Selected For Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit 44

September 21, 2023

DETROIT – Nicole Brown of Detroit Future City has been selected as a member of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit program, a nine-month transformational leadership program designed to challenge emerging and existing community leaders from Southeast Michigan to bring about positive change.

“I’m excited to be a part of this transformative program, which will aid in my professional growth and assist me in furthering the mission of Detroit Future City,” said Nicole Brown, director of strategic partnerships at Detroit Future City. “I welcome the opportunity to expand my understanding of Detroit, gain insight into the key issues facing our city and region, and connect with like-minded leaders through my Leadership Detroit experience.”

As part of Leadership Detroit 44, Brown will join nearly 75 executives across Southeast Michigan, representing a cross-section of the community, including business, organized labor, government, education, media, civic groups, health services, and community organizations.

“I’m looking forward to another one-of-a-kind program year with the 44th Leadership Detroit class. These exceptional individuals will embark on a unique journey outside their comfort zones to challenge long-held assumptions and to embrace diverse perspectives on quality-of-life issues in the Detroit Region,” said Devon O’Reilly, Senior Director of Community Engagement and Leadership Development. “Through carefully curated sessions, this class will have an opportunity to better connect with each other, hear directly from experts across multiple sectors, and enhance the intangible skills that will make them more impactful leaders.”

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 44 roster is available at



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