Detroit, MI – Khadija Walker-Fobbs, chief strategy officer at Judson Center, has been selected to participate in the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit program, a six-month transformational leadership program designed to challenge emerging and existing community leaders from Southeast Michigan to bring about positive change.
“I am looking forward to participating in Leadership Detroit and continuing to deep dive into the critical issues facing Southeast Michigan and how I can help bring change,” said Walker-Fobbs. “It is an honor and a pleasure to join with others who have the same goals and vision for creating a better city and region. Together, we can move the needle forward and have a positive impact in our communities.”
As part of Leadership Detroit’s Class XLII, Walker-Fobbs will join approximately 60 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.
“We are excited to be back with Leadership Detroit Class XLII. This program offers a unique experience that takes leaders on a journey out of their comfort zones to challenge long-held assumptions and to embrace multiple and diverse perspectives on quality-of-life issues in the Detroit region,” said Dan Piepszowski, senior director of Community Leadership Development at the Detroit Regional Chamber. “Change is inevitable, as we have experienced in the past two years. The leaders that will best manage change and seize the opportunities that lie beneath the surface are those who are emotionally intelligent and can tap into the passion and concerns of others. Real changemakers not only inspire others, but they lean in and choose to walk with us down new paths.”
Walker-Fobbs has served as Judson Center’s chief strategy officer since 2019. In this role, she leads the Child and Family Services and Child Welfare division. She provides leadership for the agency’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work and is responsible for ensuring the alignment of Judson Center’s mission, vision, and core values. Walker-Fobbs earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University. She is a resident of Lathrup Village in Oakland County and is very active in the community around issues involving education, families and children.
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 XLII roster is available at www.detroitchamber.com/ld.
About Leadership Detroit
Leadership Detroit is a community leadership program for executives in Southeast Michigan led by the Detroit Regional Chamber with more than 2,000 alumni. Launched in 1979, the annual, six-month 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. To learn more, visit www.detroitchamber.com/ld.
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. As the voice for business in the 11-county Southeast Michigan region, the Chamber’s mission is carried out by creating a business-friendly climate and providing value for members. The Chamber leads the most comprehensive education and talent strategy in the state. The Chamber also executes the statewide automotive and mobility cluster association, MICHauto, and hosts the nationally recognized Mackinac Policy Conference. For more information, please visit www.detroitchamber.com.
About Judson Center
Judson Center, trusted by Michigan families for more than 98 years, is a non-profit human services agency providing expert, comprehensive services that strengthen children, adults and families impacted by abuse and neglect, autism, and developmental, behavioral and physical health challenges so they can achieve whole health, well-being, and maximum potential. Judson Center also offers integrated primary healthcare for all through Judson Center Health in Warren and is a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). Since opening its doors in 1924, Judson Center has grown to change the lives of nearly 12,000 children, adults, and families each year. Judson Center has offices in Genesee, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties. Headquarters are located at 30301 Northwestern Highway, Suite 100, Farmington Hills, MI 48334-3277. Learn more at www.judsoncenter.org.
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