EcoWorks, a Detroit-based nonprofit that provides community development and sustainability services, appointed Briana DuBose as the organization’s executive director.
DuBose has been with EcoWorks since 2017 and served as the director of strategic community initiatives. With a career spanning more than two decades, she has designed, launched, and managed community-driven programs that address pressing environmental and societal concerns.
In the role of executive director, DuBose will lead and guide EcoWorks’ strategic visioning and planning, program design, team leadership, community development, and fundraising.
“The EcoWorks board of directors is thrilled to support Briana as our new executive director,” says Scott Beckerman, board chairman and director of corporate sustainability at Comerica Bank. “At this pivotal time, her experience, leadership, and influence will be key catalysts as we accelerate our work toward a just transition to a greener community.”
DuBose was on the Climate Equity Advisory Council, a collaboration with the city of Detroit, committed to creating a community-driven emission reduction strategy. Her efforts sought to help communities disproportionately burdened by high-energy costs and the adverse effects of climate change, especially focusing on BIPOC households.
“I am honored to lead our efforts in fostering sustainable community development in the heart of Detroit,” says DuBose. “Our commitment remains unwavering, as we continue to build a stronger, more resilient community that thrives on the principles of sustainability, equity, and empowerment. Together, we will drive transformative change and create lasting impact for all Detroiters.”
DuBose is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati attaining a law degree and Bachelor of Arts in marketing and communications.