Playworks Names Detroit Executive Director

  1. Updates

Playworks is proud to announce and welcome Jeannine Gant as its new Executive Director in Detroit. Ms. Gant brings over 20 years of nonprofit management and fundraising experience in metro Detroit. 

Ms. Gant comes to us from Wayne State University School of Business Administration where she served as the Director of Development. She also served as Director of Individual Giving for the Children’s Center, Account Supervisor for J. Walter Thompson Advertising leading cause marketing efforts for Ford Division and has worked with numerous other nonprofit organizations.
Jeannine holds a master’s degree in Public Relations and Organizational Communication from Wayne State University. We are pleased to have Jeannine on board with Playworks and we are looking forward to a prosperous future with her.

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