Clinton School graduate Katherine Brown (’16) has been hired as a Program Manager for Let’s Detroit, an effort led by the Detroit Regional Chamber to attract and retain talent in southeast Michigan.
“I was interested in this role because I'm always recruiting people to come to Detroit and this seemed like a natural fit along with the opportunity to continue growing my professional skillset,” said Brown, a native of Canton, Mich.
Brown is responsible for building out the organization’s local ambassador program and building relationships with colleges, universities, and the business community to use Let's Detroit as a tool for recruitment and retention.
“I'm actively attending community events all over town, so I've developed a decent sense of what's going on in a bunch of different fields,” Brown said. “I grew up in southeast Michigan but had zero connections with the city of Detroit before moving back. I made all of my job and network connections through informational interviews and attending events.”
Prior to Let's Detroit, Brown served as the Community Outreach Coordinator at the Detroit Historical Society. She assisted with the implementation of the Detroit 67 Looking Back to Move Forward (Detroit1967.org) project's extensive public programming portfolio that was launched in 2017.
In addition to her MPS, Brown holds a degree in geography from Central Michigan University. She is a Michigan AmeriCorps alum and actively engages with the Michigan StartingBloc Fellows by hosting and planning community workshops, and completed a certificate in innovation leadership from Designing for Social Innovation and Leadership (DSIL), whose CEO is Clinton School graduate Katy Grennier.
“While I continue to plant roots here, I'm excited to help build out Let's Detroit with all the other amazing people who love this place.”
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