As a part of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers ongoing series, in partnership with Comerica Bank, this March, four new Game Changers will be recognized for their efforts in the community. In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, the following Detroit-area women are being acknowledged:
Lori Patterson is the Executive Director of Figure Skating in Detroit, an organization that combines the power of education with the grace and discipline of figure skating. Under Lori’s leadership, Figure Skating in Detroit has been featured in the National U.S. Figure Skating Championships and in National Geographic’s docuseries IMPACT.
Jill Harris, Executive Director of Women of Tomorrow, has dedicated her life to improving education in the Metro Detroit area. As the Executive Director of the Women of Tomorrow, a Mentoring and Scholarship program in Detroit, she aims to inspire young women to live up to their full potential. Prior to working in education, Jill dedicated her time to helping local charities.
Charlene Turner-Johnson, the Volunteer President and CEO of B.A.S.S. (Building Assets to Strengthen Society) Inc., a local non-profit that focuses on affordable housing, youth development, and community engagement. For over 40 years, Turner-Johnson has been founding and leading non-profit organizations in the Detroit area that help guide and nurture children.
Cindy Abbott is the CEO of Warrior Sports, an organization that values collaboration among cross functional areas, strong customer relationships, and creating the best product in the marketplace for athletes of all levels. Abbott began her career with Warrior Sports in finance leadership and was promoted in 2019.