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Dykema Chairman and CEO Peter Kellett Elected to the Detroit Economic Club Board of Directors

April 10, 2015

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that its Chairman and CEO, Peter Kellett, has been elected as a member of the Detroit Economic Club (DEC) board of directors.

The Detroit Economic Club was formed in 1934 as a non-partisan, nonprofit organization committed to the discussion and debate of important business, government and social issues. The DEC continues to provide a platform for distinguished international dignitaries and business leaders, who represent the changing global environment. It is known internationally as an important venue for prominent business and government leaders – a forum they can use to explore issues that will help shape the dynamic 21st century economic environment.

Directors are asked to support the DEC in numerous ways, from recommending speakers to periodically performing duties of the President Officer and attending DEC meetings and luncheons when schedules permit.

Kellett has been Chairman and CEO of Dykema since 2012, and previously served in several management positions at the firm, including as Litigation Practice Group Leader (2003-2007) and  Litigation Department Director (2008-2011).

“I am honored to be part of the Detroit Economic Club Board of Directors,” Kellett said. “The DEC is an esteemed organization that provides a premier speaking forum for current, and future, business leaders. I look forward to working with the board in continuing the important role the Economic Club plays in our business community.”

The DEC is chaired by William Clay Ford, Jr., Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Co. Other board members include Roger Penske, Chairman of Penske Corporation; Dave Bing, Mayor of Detroit; The Honorable Ruth Johnson, Michigan’s Secretary of State; Mary Barra, Chief Executive Officer of General Motors Company; Keith E. Crain, Chairman of Crain Communications, Inc.; Dr. Lou Anna K. Simon, President of Michigan State University; the Honorable Damon Keith, Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; Dorothy Deremo, President and CEO of Hospice of Michigan; John Fikany, Vice President of Microsoft; and many other leaders.