Consumers for innovative technology (CIT).

Author:Dyke, Peter Van
Position::Entrepreneurial spotlight - Interview

What's it like being a young professional in the Detroit Region?

Detroit is one of the best places for a young professional because it is a hotbed of opportunity and potential. There are so many organizations with which young professionals can easily become actively involved and effective.

Why do you do what you do?

I love Detroit and Michigan. Everything I do, from managing CIT to chairing MOCAD's New Wave, is focused on bettering our area and making it an attractive place to live, visit and conduct business.


What's been your most successful moment?

Last year, I signed Comerica Cityfest 2008 as a new client for Berg Muirhead and Associates. I vas able to get Comerica Cityfest the most media coverage in its 20-year history, which resulted in its most successful festival to date. As icing on the cake, the exposure attracted other new clients to Berg Muirhead.


What was your most stressful moment?

I used to work in public relations at the Detroit Institute of Arts, where I handled media relations for the infamous "gum stuck on painting" incident. It was very stressful, but a great experience.


What's your new year's resolution?

I never like to forecast with resolutions. If I wake up each morning and make the most of that day, then I will have a great year.

Why do you call the Detroit Region home?

I've lived most of my life in Detroit and am proud of everything it is and has to offer. It's a great place to call home.

What is your personal mantra?

A lesson my mother taught me from a young age, "When making gutsy decisions, it is better to ask for forgiveness, than permission."


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