Council on Competitiveness Congratulates Sandy Baruah on Election to Lead the Detroit Regional Chamber

Jan 21, 2010, 16:58 ET from Council on Competitiveness

Council Executive Vice President to Be President & CEO of Detroit Chamber

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Today, Deborah L. Wince-Smith, President and CEO of the Council on Competitiveness, issued the following statement of congratulations to Executive Vice President of the Council, Sandy K. Baruah, on his election to be the President & CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber.

"We are thrilled and excited that Sandy is taking this well-deserved opportunity," said Wince-Smith.  "While we will miss his leadership and intellect, we recognize the tremendous benefit he will bring to the Detroit Chamber. We look forward to seeing everything Sandy will accomplish for economic development in a region that is so critical to the nation's competitiveness."

At the Council on Competitiveness, Baruah was charged with leading policy development and strategic planning. Prior to joining the Council, he served as President Bush's last Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. He also worked as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce leading the Economic Development Administration.

"It has been a great pleasure to be in Washington to serve President Bush and my recent work at the Council on Competitiveness," said Baruah. "I am excited to take on the challenge of helping the Detroit region rebuild its economic competitiveness and national reputation."

Baruah will assume his new role March 15, 2010.

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