Outgoing Metro Community president Ravi Yalamanchi (left) poses with board chair Rachelle Kippe and new MCD CEO Brian Glowiak. Courtesy photo
Brian G. Glowiak has been named the chief executive officer of Metro Community Development. He replaces longtime CEO Ravi Yalamanchi, who helped start and build the organization over the last 23 years.
Glowiak has more than 20 years of leadership experience in government relations, foundation management, and public advocacy. Glowiak most recently served as vice president of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation. He began his position at Metro Community Development this month.
“I am excited to join Metro Community Development and also honored to lead an organization with such a proud legacy, a promising future and a talented board and staff,” Glowiak said. “I look forward to advancing MCD’s worthy mission to build strong, vibrant communities by fostering new opportunities and partnerships to further enhance MCD’s successful accomplishments over the past three decades."
MCD Board Chair Rachelle Kippe also noted the “deep debt of gratitude” the organization owes to Yalamanchi, who she said built the organization and addressed the challenging socio-economic conditions in Flint and the surrounding area.
“Ravi has immeasurably furthered the work and impact of the organization,” Kippe said.
She noted the wealth of experience Glowiak also brings to the post, saying he “will be a tremendous asset to our organization as we further our mission of partnering to help build strong, vibrant communities.”