Brooks Kushman Welcomes Challenge Detroit Year Three Fellow

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – For the third consecutive year, Brooks Kushman is participating in the Challenge Detroit initiative and will welcome Challenge Detroit Fellow, Carmen Bojanowski, to the team. Launching year three of its program, Challenge Detroit is an urban revitalization project bringing innovative leaders to the city to live, work, play, give and lead in the community.

Carmen holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Communications from Eastern Michigan University. In her role with Brooks Kushman, she will be help the firm build its brand by developing website content, media materials and managing its social media pages.

“We are proud to call metro Detroit our home and support Challenge Detroit in its efforts to energize our city`s creative and professional core,” said Frank Angileri, Shareholder at Brooks Kushman. “This organization brings some of the nation`s most innovative young leaders together in Detroit, and I am happy to welcome Carmen to the firm."

Challenge Detroit is a new model for attracting and retaining talent to reinvigorate a great American post-industrial city by intersecting living, working, playing, giving and leading with an opportunity for 35 individuals of various intellects and backgrounds to come together in an effort with area companies, non-profits and cultural institutions.

“As Challenge Detroit embarks on year three of our program, we know our Fellows will continue the positive momentum our inaugural and second class of Fellows have created in the city and region,” said Deirdre Greene Groves, executive director of Challenge Detroit. “We believe these innovative leaders will make a unique mark on Detroit and leave a lasting impact on the future of the region. Our goal is not only to keep these 35 here after the end of the year, but also for them to be ambassadors and advocates for all things Detroit, engaging a wider audience to consider our community as a place they, too, can live, work, play, give and lead.”

In addition to working at Brooks Kushman, Carmen will join the Challenge Detroit Fellows and work with non-profits throughout the year to address regional challenges and opportunities, including education, public health, and community development.

“Joining Challenge Detroit and Brooks Kushman gives me the chance to look at Detroit through a whole new lens,” said Bojanowski. “I have always called metro Detroit home, but working with this group of fellows allows me to really make a positive impact in the city during one of its most transitional times.”

About Brooks Kushman P.C.
Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm with offices across the nation, and represents clients nationally and internationally with respect to protection, enforcement and monetization of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The firm has more than 90 intellectual property professionals specializing in various technical disciplines, and has a reputation for providing leading IP counseling with a focus on the business objectives of their clients.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries among its clients. The firm is also recognized by leading legal publications and rankings, including Corporate Counsel magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Law360, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, and Intellectual Property Today. For more information, please visit www.BrooksKushman.com.

About Challenge Detroit
Challenge Detroit is a new model for attracting and retaining talent to reinvigorate a great American post-industrial city by intersecting living, working, playing, giving and leading with an opportunity for 35 individuals of various intellects and backgrounds to come together in an effort with area companies, non-profits and cultural institutions. Through a wide-spread social movement, the narratives and experiences of these individuals aim to amplify Detroit`s potential and influence public perception about the present and future of the city and the surrounding region. Challenge Detroit engages in the community through team challenges, in partnership with area non-profits, designed to positively impact the city and region. Challenge Detroit has further been recognized as a model for attracting and retaining talent in Michigan, receiving a two-year grant from the

Michigan Economic Development Corporation as part of its LiveWorkDetroit! initiative. The goal is to build awareness of the momentum in Detroit to support the economy, culture and innovation as we reignite a great city. For more information, visit www.ChallengeDetroit.org.