Former Detroit Free Press publisher to address Leadership Oakland event

With the world whirling at warped speed most days, how does a leader keep up and stay relevant? Reinvention is the key word when it comes to personal and business success. Perhaps no one knows that challenge better than Joyce Jenereaux, former publisher and president of the Detroit Free Press and She will be the speaker at the Leadership Oakland Breakfast of Champions.
Jenereaux successfully navigated the digital revolution to transform the traditional newspaper to meet the needs of today’s hyper-connected society. Recently retired and on to new ventures, she’ll share the leadership and business lessons she learned along the way.  Jenereaux will also talk about how reinvention is shaping this next phase of her life.

The breakfast will be held on Tuesday, April 4, at the MSU Management Education Center, 811 W. Square Lake Road in Troy.  The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. and Jenereaux will speak at 8 a.m. The cost is $36 for the general public and $32 for Leadership Oakland Alumni Association members. Registration is available online at or by contacting Carol Dendler at 248-952-6880.

The Leadership Oakland Breakfast of Champions Series is sponsored by: Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, HAP, DTE Energy Foundation, Baker College, Corp! and SMART.

Established in 1990, Leadership Oakland is a 501 (c)(3) organization focused on business and community leadership development. The organization provides a nine-month Cornerstone Program to participants from businesses, organizations and governmental agencies that are selected based on an application process. Leadership Oakland graduates are key business and community leaders serving as catalysts on boards of various organizations throughout the region.