Detroit Economic Club Appoints Sandy Pierce as Chair of its Board of Directors

Sandy Pierce headshot
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The Detroit Economic Club (DEC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Detroit, announced Sandy Pierce chair of its board of directors.

Pierce succeeds Gerry Anderson, whose departure as DEC chair coincides with his retirement from DTE Energy where he served as executive chairman.

“I want to thank Gerry Anderson for his years of service and leadership to the Club, particularly in helping us withstand the months when we could not convene our members in person,” says Steve Grigorian, president and CEO of DEC.

“I’m looking forward to working with Sandy, expanding on her years as an active board member, to lead a new adaption of our mission, fitting a new environment for doing business, as we approach 90 years of service to our community.”

As a Detroit native, Pierce serves as the chair of the Henry Ford Health System Foundation Board of Trustees. She is vice chair of Business Leaders for Michigan and also is a board member of Penske Automotive Group and American Axle & Manufacturing.

She also served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit branch, from 2016 to 2021 and served as chair of the Detroit Financial Advisory Board from 2012 through 2014.

“What I admire most about the Detroit Economic Club is its focus on making southeast Michigan an even better place to live and do business for everyone,” says Pierce. “The organization brings together leaders passionate about supporting the economic prosperity of our great community and ensuring we’re competitive nationally and globally. I look forward to helping it continue this important and meaningful work.”

Formed in 1934 as a non-partisan, nonprofit organization, the Detroit Economic Club is a forum for the discussion and debate of important business, government, and social issues. The DEC continues to provide a platform for distinguished international, national, state, and local leaders who represent the changing global environment.