Secretary of State Johnson named to Detroit Economic Club Board of Directors
DETROIT – Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has been named to the Detroit Economic Club board of directors.
“It is a great honor to be named to the board of the Detroit Economic Club,” Johnson said. “The DEC is a highly regarded institution for the exchange of ideas and policies that help shape our state and our world. I am pleased for the opportunity to join with its exceptional leadership team in continuing this important mission.”
Johnson said she looks forward to collaborating with some of the state’s most well-respected and successful business leaders as she continues her work reshaping and improving Michigan Secretary of State operations.
Board members are asked to support the Detroit Economic Club in a number of ways, from encouraging membership and assisting with obtaining speakers to occasionally serving as a presiding officer and attending regular DEC meetings as schedules permit.
“Secretary of State Johnson, as a proven leader in the State of Michigan, will provide our Board with an important voice as the Detroit Economic Club continues as the convener of thought leadership in our region,” said Beth Chappell, President and CEO of the DEC.
The DEC is chaired by William Clay Ford, Jr., executive chairman of Ford Motor Co. Other board members include Roger Penske, chairman of Penske Corporation; Dave Bing, mayor of Detroit; Dr. Lou Anna K. Simon, president of Michigan State University; the Hon. Damon Keith, judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; Dorothy Deremo, president and CEO of Hospice of Michigan; Daniel Loepp, president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; and many other leaders.
The Detroit Economic Club was founded in 1934 “as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to the discussion and debate of important business, government and social issues.” It has an international reputation as a first-rate speaking venue where prominent business and government leaders come to share their ideas.