David Krysak, Director of Practice Development at Progressive AE 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. 

“Leadership Detroit has been a staple of the southeast Michigan business community and being selected to join this year’s class of Detroit leaders is an honor,” Krysak said. “I am focused and committed to building partnerships aligned for long-term economic and community-based transformation the city of Detroit needs to achieve social and economic equality.”

As part of Leadership Detroit’s Class XLII, Krysak 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.”

Krysak has added valuable leadership to our firm since joining, spearheading the organization’s national expansion across its ten market sectors. He is a licensed architect and holds a Master of Business Administration from Rutgers University as well as a Master of Architecture from Lawrence Technological University.

“We applaud David’s inclusion in the Leadership Detroit Class XLII,” said Bradley Thomas, President and CEO, Progressive AE. “David’s leadership and experience in practice growth and business strategy will make him a valuable asset in this year’s leadership cohort while continuing Progressive’s long-standing commitment to building the communities in which we live and work.”  

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 detroitchamber.com/ld.