(pictured from left to right: Angie MacPhee, Jason Brown, Karin Kovacic, Christopher Letts, Angenita Pex, Jerome S. Romano and Mitch Woolery -- Rachel Ludicke not pictured)
DETROIT, June 5, 2019—Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Detroit, a 430-member nonprofit business organization serving middle-market dealmakers throughout Southeast Michigan announced today that Detroit Chapter President, Christopher Letts (34) has been awarded the ACG Global Meritorious Service Award for outstanding achievement. Letts is the youngest president currently serving within ACG’s 59 chapters and 14,500 members across the globe.
“Chris is the face of our chapter and a true leader,” said Sharon Kimble, Executive Director of ACG Detroit. “His ability to get things done and lead effectively, at his age and in this highly competitive environment, is truly remarkable. We’re thankful for his inspired leadership and genuine concern for the future of our organization and community.”
The ACG Meritorious Service Award recognizes ACG members who contribute to the long-term success of the organization through extraordinary volunteer service and achievement within the organization. The award recipients are nominated by their peers and the prestigious award is given to leaders who display a commitment to organizational visibility, loyalty and growth.
Letts is the youngest president elected in the Detroit chapter’s 35-year history and is the youngest president across all 59 of ACG’s global chapters.He is vice presidentand cofounderof The Pine Harbor Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and joined ACG Detroit in 2011.He has previously served as a member of the organization’s board of directors, most recently holding the position of the organization’s program chair, planning and organizing more than 35 meetings each year, and working to engage next generation members.
In addition to his involvement with ACG Detroit, Lettsis active in a variety of philanthropic causes in metro Detroit, including HAVEN of Oakland County.He has served as past director of the MSU Alumni Association of Oakland County and was named to the Eli Broad College of Business Finance Advisory Board at Michigan State University to help advise its wealth management program.
Letts is a graduate of Michigan State University where he earned a Bachelor of Artsdegree in financewith honor. He has also guest-lectured students at the university’s Broad College, presenting on core principles of financial management.
ACG Detroit is one of the fastest growing ACG chapters around the globe. Founded in 1984, ACG Detroit is comprised of over 430 middle-market professionals from the Metro Detroit area and facilitates key networking and professional development events for members and the business community at large.ACG Detroit was named Chapter of the Year in 2015 and 2016. For additional information, visit www.acgdetroit.org.
Founded in 1954, the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG)has 59 chapters across the globe. ACG’s worldwide network comprises 90,000 professionals, including 14,500 members who serve as the investors, lenders, owners, executives and advisers to growing middle-market companies. To learn more, visit www.acg.org.