Jeannine Gant, CEO
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit
Jeannie Gant brings over 20 years of nonprofit experience to her role as CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit. Before taking her current position she was Executive Director of Playworks Michigan, which leverages recess to support the social and emotional learning for elementary school children. Prior to that, she was director of development at Wayne State University.
She's also held top fundraising jobs at The Children's Center, the Epilepsy Foundation and Barat Child and Family Services. Outside of nonprofits, Gant was an account supervisor at J. Walter Thompson from 1998 - 2002. There she played a role in launching the Ford Division's $32 million national cause marking campaign promoting breast cancer awareness and research.