DC3 / PARTNERS

The Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3) is a joint initiative between Business Leaders for Michigan and the College for Creative Studies.  Leadership from both organizations serve on the DC3’s Governing Council.

 

An Advisory Board of 29 industry, corporate and community leaders inform DC3 strategy and support DC3 programming.

 

DC3 maintains partnerships with the state’s leading design professional organizations to provide opportunities for metropolitan Detroit’s creative community to connect, grow and amplify impact.

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FOUNDING PARTNERS

CCS is a nonprofit, private college located in midtown Detroit. With world-class faculty and unsurpassed facilities, The College is a major supplier of talent to industries, such as transportation, film and animation, advertising and communications, consumer electronics, athletic apparel, and more.
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BLM is the state’s business roundtable, composed of the chairpersons, CEOs or most senior executives of the state’s largest job providers and universities. BLM’s work is concentrated on developing strategy, raising awareness, advocating policy and championing initiatives that grow the state's economy.
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ADVISORY BOARD

Abir Ali, Designer and Partner, Ali Sandifer Studio

 

Amelia Ellenstein, Vice President, Brand Strategy and Digital Commerce, Art Van Furniture

 

Barb Rozman-Stokes, Group Director, Agency Talent Management, Campbell-Ewald

 

Cezanne Charles, Director of Creative Industries, Creative Many Michigan

 

Chandra Moore, Principal, co-G Studio; Board Member, American Institute of Architects, Detroit Chapter

 

Chris Firestone, President / Chief Creative Officer, PIXO

 

Cindy Thieme, Media and Management Consultant; Adjunct Faculty, Oakland University

 

Cornelius Harris, Label Manager, Underground Resistance; Founder, Alter Ego Management

 

Craig Mackiewicz, Chair, Industrial Design Society of Michigan

 

David Rice, Founder and Chairman, Organization of Black Designers

 

F. Thomas Lewand, Group Executive for Jobs and Economic Growth, Mayor Michael E. Duggan, City of Detroit

 

Fay Beydoun, Executive Director, American Arab Chamber of Commerce

 

Gunalan Nadarajan, Dean, University of Michigan Penny W Stamps School of Art and Design

 

Huburt Sawyers, Digital Marketing Producer and Strategist

 

Jenny Lee, Executive Director, Allied Media Projects

 

Kenyetta Bridges, Director, Business Development, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

 

Kimmy Parker, President, American Institute of Graphic Artists Detroit

 

LaShirl Turner, Design Chief / Head of Color & Materials, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

 

Marc Schwartz, Principal, Royce Ventures; Acting Chairman, Art Detroit Now

 

Melanie Davis, Executive Director, Adcraft Club of Detroit

 

Michele Silvestri, Executive Vice President, Global Design Director, Team Detroit

 

Nina Bianchi, Partner, The Work Department

 

Oliver Ragsdale, President and Artistic Director, The Carr Center

 

Paul Riser, Managing Director, Technology-Based Entrepreneurship, TechTown

 

Rufus Bartell, Founder / Brand Manager, RBI Group

 

Saundra Little, Principal, Centric Design Studio; Board Member, National Organization of Minority Architects

 

Scott Reid, Executive Creative Director, The Mars Agency

 

Sooshin Choi, Provost, College for Creative Studies

PROFESSIONAL PARTNERS

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