Via Crain's Detroit
The Eight Mile Boulevard Association named Cindy Thomas as its new executive director.
She replaces Jordan Twardy, who left in August to become the community economic development director for the city of Ferndale.
Thomas, a metro Detroit native, earned a bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University and a master's degree in urban planning and policy at Wayne State University. She worked at Ford Motor Co. and South Shore Bank in Chicago before becoming Chicago's chief planning analyst, where she used public-private investment to complete large-scale projects in the central business district, smaller commercial and mixed-income housing projects in the city's neighborhoods, infrastructure improvements and new public facilities.
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