DETROIT — The Detroit Regional Chamber has named Glenn Stevens as vice president of MICHauto and strategic development for the organization.
“Joining the Detroit Regional Chamber and MICHauto team provides a great opportunity to blend my passion for Michigan and its dynamic automotive industry,” Stevens said. “There is no greater history and concentration of innovation and work ethic, automotive industry presence, world-class institutions, and natural resources in the world than in Michigan. I look forward to working with our collaborative partners to ensure Michigan remains the global epicenter of the automotive industry.”
In his new role with the chamber, Stevens will provide strategic direction to MICHauto in its efforts to promote, grow and retain Michigan’s automotive industry. He will also work with the Chamber’s Detroit Regional Prosperity Campaign, focusing particularly on mid-market businesses, as part of the Chamber’s regional economic development and fundraising effort to drive economic development and investment in Detroit and Southeast Michigan.
“Glenn is a natural fit. He has been there from the start of MICHauto, and a key supporter for of the Chamber for quite some time,” said Chamber President and CEO Sandy K. Baruah. “This hire fits perfectly with the Chamber’s strategy of leveraging regional collaboration as a means to drive economic development. Glenn bolsters our efforts to move the economic needle in Southeast Michigan.”
Stevens has more than 25 years of experience across the automotive, steel, specialty chemicals, and capital equipment industries. Prior to joining the chamber, Stevens served as senior vice president of membership and sales with the Original Equipment Suppliers Association, where he was responsible for membership growth and retention, strategic partnerships and automotive industry development with states across the country.
Prior to working at OESA, Stevens also has worked for Blue Water Automotive Systems; Kolene Corporation; and National Steel Corp., a subsidiary company of Japan-based NKK Corp.