Thursday, September 10, 2020

City controller selected for leadership academy

Devin Adams

City of Westland Controller Devin Adams has been selected to attend the prestigious 2020 Crain's Leadership Academy.

Adams has served as the Westland controller/purchasing director since December of 2012. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Western Michigan University and is currently pursuing his master's degree in business administration at Wayne State University.  

Crain's Leadership Academy offers the best of personal development, professional growth, leadership exposure and civic outreach through discovery sessions and guest CEO speakers, according to a prepared statement from the city.

High performers are nominated by their CEO to participate in this exclusive program for advancing professionals poised for leadership positions within their organizations.  This year the program will specifically focus on resiliency and how to navigate a leadership role in turbulent times. 

“Devin has been an incredible asset to our team for the past eight years.  He has demonstrated constant professionalism and dedication to his position and has taken on increasing levels of responsibility with ease,” commented Mayor William R. Wild.  “He has already demonstrated an immense level of professional growth and it was my honor to nominate him for this program which will allow him to take his leadership skills to the next level.”  

Since launching in 2015, the Crain's Leadership Academy has become a sought-after, energizing and impact-driving program within the Crain's Academy suite of programs. Now offered annually, the program is part-time and presented during five Friday sessions.

“I am very excited to participate in this prestigious program that has helped nearly 70 ascending leaders hone their skills since it was introduced in 2017,” commented Adams. 

“I look forward to collaborating with like-minded peers from a cross section of industries and organizations and bringing new skills back which will allow me to better serve the residents of Westland.”