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8MBA welcomes new Director of Programs, Katie Dictus

March 16, 2015 2:33 PM | Anonymous
Katie Dictus is 8MBA's new Director of Programs

After a year on the job in 8MBA's top spot, Executive Director Jordan Twardy has rounded out the staff team with the addition of Katie Dictus as Director of Programs and the Part-Time Design Team of Damiso Brown and Steve Olshove.

Dictuscomes from a Challenge Detroit fellowship at DTE Energy, where she co-authored a report for the company that explored city-wide energy delivery. On her hiring, Dictus remarked that "Eight Mile is deeply rooted at the heart of Metro Detroit", and she is "glad to be able to work as an ambassador for Eight Mile."                  

Brown and Olshove bring a strong portfolio of design and marketing experience to 8MBA, and will be developing new fundraising and marketing materials this spring and summer. 8MBA is also a finalist for a Detroit Revitalization Fellow, who would join the team in August 2015 for a two-year fellowship. 

While searching for our long-term staff team, Twardy was helped immensely by an interim transition team, including another Challenge Detroit Fellow, Corissa Leveille who now works for 8MBA Member Business Hamilton Anderson, Steve Horstman, a former DDA Director and current employee of the City of Ypsilanti, and Zach Fairchild, an AmeriCorps member and newly-minted Manager of Hostel Detroit. 

Competition for the 8MBA staffing positions was intense, and a host of incredibly talented young professionals interviewed for a chance to be part of our shared, regional efforts.

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