DETROIT, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Rock Enterprises President and Chief Operating Officer Matthew P. Cullen, 52, has been elected chairman of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit. Cullen succeeds Bill Baer, president and chief executive officer of The Crown Group.
"I am proud of the work the YMCA does throughout the Metro Detroit region- building strong kids, strong families and strong communities," Cullen said. "The YMCA has been a vital part of our great city for more than 150 years. I am honored to serve with an organization with such a rich history and a most promising future."
"Matt is one of Detroit's most passionate and talented leaders," said Baer, YMCA immediate past chairman. "He will build upon the great foundation here and help take this YMCA to even greater heights."
"Matt's commitment to Detroit and the region mirrors the mission of the YMCA -- bringing people together, building bridges and fostering the most healthy and positive environment for our families and communities," said Reid Thebault, president and chief executive officer for the YMCA.
Cullen earned a degree in economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Detroit. He has also completed the Senior Executive Program at Harvard University. Cullen resides with his wife Karen and their three sons in Metro Detroit.
The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit serves more than 300,000 people across Southeast Michigan through its programs and activities. The YMCA's mission is to put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA believes in providing membership and program services to all those who desire to participate in the YMCA regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, call the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit at (313) 267-5300 or online at ymcadetroit.org .
Lori Z. Bahnmueller
(313) 267-5300, ext 362
|SOURCE YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit|
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