Detroit Regional Chamber

Detroit Regional Chamber
One Woodward Ave., Suite 1900
Detroit, MI 48232-0840

September 18, 2012

With photo

Detroit Regional Chamber selects Legal Aid VP for leadership program

Roger Lennert

DETROIT – Roger Lennert, marketing and development vice president for Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. (LAD), has been selected to participate in the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit program designed to challenge emerging and existing community leaders from Southeast Michigan to bring about positive change.

“Roger is a leader in our organization and the community, and we are excited about his selection for Leadership Detroit,” said Deierdre L. Weir, LAD president and CEO.

Lennert’s responsibilities at LAD ( include fundraising, media relations and community outreach, as well as website and social media development.

Lennert’s career has included positions as executive director, Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association and its foundation; executive director, Alliance for a Safer, Greater Detroit, Inc.; and communications manager, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. He is also an adjunct instructor at Baker College.

Leadership Detroit is a 10-month community leadership program for executives in Southeast Michigan led by the Detroit Regional Chamber with more than1,800 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.

Lennert 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.

“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,” said Sandy K. Baruah, president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber.

The Detroit Regional Chamber ( is one of the largest chambers of commerce in the country. Its mission is carried out through business attraction efforts, advocacy, strategic partnerships and providing valuable benefits to members.

Jim Martinez
Detroit Regional Chamber
(313) 596-0489
(313) 348-0424

Roger Lennert
Legal Aid and Defender Association
(313) 967-5607
(313) 587-3077 cell

David Adrian
Adrian & Associates
(248) 322-9226
(248) 515-4607 cell