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Romaya Named to Leadership Detroit Class XXXIX

August 31, 2017

Varnum attorney Michael Romaya has been accepted into Leadership Detroit Class XXXIX, a ten-month community leadership program designed to challenge emerging and existing leaders from Southeast Michigan to bring about positive change.

Romaya, a partner on Varnum’s Corporate Services Practice Team, focuses his practice on finance and corporate matters. He represents lenders and borrowers in a variety of commercial financial transactions and serves as the outside general counsel for numerous companies. His community involvement includes serving on the Commission on Middle Eastern Affairs, by appointment of Gov. Rick Snyder.

Led by the Detroit Regional Chamber, the goal of Leadership Detroit is to create awareness of key issues that affect the Detroit region and challenge participants to bring about positive change in the community through informed leadership.

The program begins with a two-day retreat at Camp Tamarack in Ortonville and includes 10 one- and two-day sessions throughout the year, from September through June. Among the topics covered are economic prosperity, educational preparedness, race and diversity, arts and culture and health and human services.

Leadership Detroit Class XXXIX 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. More than 1,800 participants have taken part in the program since it was launched in 1979.

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