Rochester Hills Museum to Host Mary Kramer for Leadership Talk

Rochester Hills Museum to host Mary Kramer for Leadership Lecture on May 12

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm and the Rochester Hills Museum Foundation will be hosting Mary L. Kramer from Crain’s Detroit Business for the 2016 Broomfield Center for Leadership presentation on Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m.  The program will be held in the Museum’s 1927 adaptively reused Calf Barn and refreshments will be provided. Admission is free but registration is requested at

Mary Kramer

Mary Kramer

Mary Kramer will present her program –Why Great Leaders are still needed – From Detroit to Flint and Beyond. Kramer is the Group Publisher for Crain’s Detroit Business and Crain’s Cleveland Business. She joined Crain’s Detroit Business in April 1989 as editor. In 1990, she was named associate publisher and was named publisher in 2005, responsible for sales, circulation, and editorial operations. In 2013, she added the Crain publication in Cleveland to her portfolio.

A resident of Detroit, she is the first woman to be elected president of the historic Detroit Athletic Club. She holds honorary doctorates from three state and two private colleges and universities in Michigan. Gov. Rick Snyder appointed her to the Board of Trustees at Grand Valley State in 2013.

The Broomfield Center for Leadership lecture series recognizes the career of US Congressman William S. Broomfield who served the Rochester community for 36 years in Congress as well as in the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives. His family was among the earliest settlers in the Rochester area and helped found Stoney Creek Village where the Rochester Hills Museum is located.

According to Rochester Hills Museum Director Patrick McKay, “Mary Kramer will provide another exceptional opportunity to reflect on the need for great leadership in our country and she will provide our community with a chance to develop our own great leaders who can prepare us for the future.” 

The Rochester Hills Museum is a 16 acre historic site listed on the Nation Register of Historic Places.  It is located off Tienken Road between Rochester and Dequindre Roads. For more information call the Museum at 248.656.4663,, or visit


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