Association for Corporate Growth Detroit President Honored with Global Award

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Christopher Letts // File Photo

The Association for Corporate Growth Detroit (ACG), a nonprofit business organization that serves professionals throughout southeast Michigan, announced Christopher Letts, the Detroit chapter president, has been awarded the ACG Global Meritorious Service Award for outstanding achievement.

At 34, Letts is the youngest president elected in the Detroit chapter’s 35-year history and is the youngest president across all 59 of ACG’s global chapters. He is vice president and co-founder of The Pine Harbor Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and joined ACG Detroit in 2011. He has previously served as a member of the organization’s board of directors, most recently holding the position of the organization’s program chair, planning and organizing more than 35 meetings each year and working to engage next-generation members.

The Meritorious Service Award recognizes ACG members who contribute to the long-term success of the organization through volunteer service and achievement within the organization. The award recipients are nominated by their peers, and the award is given to leaders who display a commitment to organizational visibility, loyalty, and growth.

“Chris is the face of our chapter and a true leader,” says Sharon Kimble, executive director of ACG Detroit. “His ability to get things done and lead effectively, at his age and in this highly competitive environment, is truly remarkable. We’re thankful for his inspired leadership and genuine concern for the future of our organization and community.”

In addition to his involvement with ACG Detroit, Letts is active in a variety of philanthropic causes in metro Detroit, including HAVEN of Oakland County. He has served as past director of the Michigan State University Alumni Association of Oakland County and was named to the finance advisory board at MSU’s Eli Broad College of Business.

Letts is a graduate of MSU, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance. He has also guest lectured students at the university’s Broad College, presenting on core principles of financial management.

Founded in 1984, ACG Detroit is comprised of more than 430 middle-market professionals from the metro Detroit area and facilitates networking and professional development events for members and the business community at large. ACG Detroit was named Chapter of the Year in 2015 and 2016.

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