Heidelberg Project appoints new president and CEO

Jenenne Whitfield, the wife of creator Tyree Guyton, will lead as the organization focuses of new directions

etroit's iconic Heidelberg Project has a new president and CEO. Jenenne Whitfield, who has served as the organization’s executive director for 23 years, will take on the role to lead the organization, which just celebrated it’s 30-year anniversary last year.

"Community organizing, building local and national partnerships, and helping to build a dynamic board are just a few of Jenenne’s strengths that make her the best candidate for the job," Heidelberg Project Creator Tyree Guyton says in a release. "I look forward to watching our vision of creating a self-sustaining cultural village unfold."

Last year, the organization announced multi-year plans to dismantle the controversial art installation to make way for Heidelberg 3.0. In her new role, Whitfield plans to take the organization, “to the next level,” as the organization evolves.

"I'm honored that [Guyton] has entrusted me to go full throttle to build on the foundation that he has so passionately and persistently laid," Whitfield says. "We’re going to be a model for how a neighborhood can rebuild itself from the inside out and a destination where a new generation of artists and innovators go for inspiration."

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