Detroit Executives Association names Red Wings GM Ken Holland ‘Executive of the Year’

Detroit Executives Association names Red Wings GM Ken Holland ‘Executive of the Year’
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Oct. 23, 2012 - PRLog -- DETROIT – The Detroit Executives Association ( will honor Detroit Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland as its 2012 “Executive of the Year” at a luncheon Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Detroit Athletic Club (DAC), 241 Madison Ave., Detroit.

This marks the 31st year that the association has honored a business and community leader with the award, according to President Al Wood. “We chose Ken Holland this year because he helped create one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports during the 15 years that he has served as general manager,” said Wood. “Under Ken’s leadership, the Red Wings’ are a winning organization both on and off the ice. Their unprecedented success has fueled Detroit’s economy with sellout crowds spending time and money in the Motor City’s restaurants, pubs and clubs before and after games and their commitment to the community has helped many Metro Detroiters in need.”

Under Holland’s leadership, the team makes a difference in the lives of those less fortunate in the Metropolitan Detroit area through the Red Wings Foundation and a host of community relations initiatives and events.

The annual Executive of the Year Award is presented to a business or community leader who exhibits exceptional leadership and devotion to the betterment of the Detroit area.

Past “Executive of the Year” honorees have included Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard, Compuware Corp. CEO Peter Karmanos, DTE Energy CEO Anthony Earley and ePrize CEO Josh Linker.

The November 8 luncheon will take place from 11:30am-1:30pm in the DAC’s main dining room. Tickets, ranging in price from $50 for one, $320 for a table eight and $400 for a table of 10, can be obtained by contacting June Cox at 226-783-1565 or

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About the Detroit Executives Association

The Detroit Executives Association, founded in 1926, is comprised of business owners and principal decision makers in and around the Detroit metropolitan area. The association was built on the premise that members will work together to promote not only their own business, but each member’s business, as well, through the exchange of leads at weekly meetings, held at the Detroit Athletic Club.

Even as business climates change, the Detroit Executives Association remains a vital force in helping its members develop extensive customer bases, cultivate their businesses, and enhance their bottom line. For more information, including how to become a member, please visit

About Ken Holland

Arguably the most successful general manager in all of professional sports over the last 14 years, 2012 marks Ken Holland’s15th season with the Detroit Red Wings and his 29th year with the organization. Since Holland was appointed to his current position in July 1997, the Red Wings have won more games than any other franchise in the National Hockey League, three Stanley Cups, four Presidents’ Trophies, ten Central Division titles and five regular-season Western Conference titles. Ken and his wife, Cindi, reside in suburban Detroit and have four children: Brad, Julie, Rachel and Greg.

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