Dykema has announced that its chairman and CEO, Peter Kellett, has been elected as a member of the Detroit Economic Club (DEC) board of directors.
The Detroit Economic Club was formed in 1934 as a non-partisan, nonprofit organization committed to the discussion and debate of important business, government and social issues. The DEC continues to provide a platform for distinguished international dignitaries and business leaders, who represent the changing global environment. It is known internationally as an important venue for prominent business and government leaders – a forum they can use to explore issues that will help shape the dynamic 21st century economic environment.
Directors are asked to support the DEC in numerous ways, from recommending speakers to periodically performing duties of the president officer and attending DEC meetings and luncheons when schedules permit.
Kellett has been chairman and CEO of Dykema since 2012, and previously served in several management positions at the firm, including as Litigation Practice Group leader (2003-2007) and Litigation Department director (2008-2011).
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; Hon. Ruth Johnson, Michigan’s secretary of state; Mary Barra, chief executive officer of General Motors Company; and many other leaders.