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Cappellino Named to Leadership Detroit Class XLI

September 5, 2019

Varnum attorney Steve Cappellino has been accepted into Leadership Detroit Class XLI, a ten-month community leadership program designed to challenge participants to bring about positive change.

Cappellino is a partner on Varnum’s Tax and Corporate Practice Teams. He has substantial experience in federal, state and local taxation, in both planning and controversy. He formerly held positions at both a large international accounting firm and the IRS Office of Chief Counsel.

Now in its 41st year, Leadership Detroit aims to create awareness of key issues that affect the Detroit region as well as to challenge emerging and existing community leaders to bring about positive change in the community through informed leadership. The program is led by the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Leadership Detroit kicks off with a two-day orientation retreat in September followed by 10 one- and two-day sessions through June 2020. Among the topics covered are economic prosperity, educational preparedness, race and diversity, arts and culture, and health and human services.

Leadership Detroit Class XLI includes 70 executives from across seven Southeast Michigan counties representing a cross section of the community, including business, organized labor, government, education, media, civic groups, health services and community organizations. The selection process is highly competitive. Nearly 2000 participants have taken part in the program since it was launched in 1979.

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