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Bodman’s Alexis Smith-Scott Selected for Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit Class 44

By: Bodman PLC


Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that Alexis Smith-Scott has been selected for the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit Class 44.

The Leadership Detroit program is a nine-month transformational leadership program designed to challenge emerging and existing leaders from Southeast Michigan to bring about positive change. Participants will engage in dynamic conversations, interactive activities, exclusive networking opportunities, and expert-led workshops that offer an in-depth look into the region’s core issues, cultures, and dynamics, gaining the knowledge and experience needed to succeed and create a lasting impact in their careers and communities.

Leadership Detroit 44 features nearly 75 executives, representing a cross-section of the community, including business, organized labor, government, education, media, civic groups, health services, and community organizations.

Smith-Scott has a long history of service to organizations that support the Metro-Detroit community and building outreach and intervention programs targeting youth from underrepresented groups. She serves on the board of directors for Teen HYPE and on the Business 313 Advisory Board for Life Remodeled/ Durfee Innovation Center. For over twelve years, she has been a frequent motivational speaker at Matrix Off the Streets – For Homeless Teens, Detroit’s only voluntary, licensed, community-based, short-term emergency shelter program for youth. She has been the annual fundraising co-chair of the Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy Fashion Show since 2016, raising funds for families to afford tuition cost.

Smith-Scott is also a strong advocate for legal education amongst underrepresented youth. As the legislative chair of the Motor City Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, she recently returned from the nation’s capital where she joined more than 600 African-American teens from over 30 states in advocating for significant issues related to youth and the Black community. Smith-Scott was also appointed to the Wayne State University Law School Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force and is the founder of the “Be The Change” mentoring program called Project: BE. Under Smith-Scott’s guidance and leadership, the program is produced and held annually by the WSU Black Law Student Association, where 7th and 8th grade students are invited to Wayne State University Law School to meet local attorneys and participate in a mock debate.

Smith-Scott is an associate attorney in Bodman’s Detroit office. Her practice focuses on representing business clients in connection with complex commercial transactions and corporate law matters including corporate organization and mergers & acquisitions.

About Leadership Detroit

Leadership Detroit is a community leadership program for executives in Southeast Michigan led by the Detroit Regional Chamber with more than 2,000 alumni. Launched in 1979, the program aims to create awareness of key issues that affect the Detroit region and to challenge emerging and existing community leaders to bring about positive change in the community through informed leadership. For more information, please visit leadershipdetroit.com.

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