David Tarver Joins Ross Leaders Academy Board


David Tarver has been appointed to an important new initiative in the U-M Ross School of Business.  The Ross Leaders Academy is an advanced leadership development program for select final-year MBA students.  In the coming year, Its core charge is to carry the Ross Impact Challenge venture from concept to creation in Detroit. This challenge entails creating a sustainable business that fulfills an important social purpose.  Students benefit from executive networking, executive coaching, and a year of activities that support learning from experience.

“I’m excited to join the Ross Leaders Academy Board, because the program dovetails nicely with the work we are doing at the Urban Entrepreneurship Initiative,” David says.  “If we can encourage and facilitate business innovation in service to urban communities in Detroit and elsewhere, we can improve the economic environment, but more importantly, we can improve the quality of life for millions of people.”

The Urban Entrepreneurship Initiative, founded by Mr. Tarver, will hold its first symposium on October 10. Brian Flanagan from the Ross Leaders Academy project team will attend the symposium and will take part in the Community Engagement panel discussion.

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