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SmithGroup's Jeffrey Hausman Selected to Join Leadership Detroit's 2011-2012 Class

Jeffrey Hausman, AIA, LEED AP, managing director of SmithGroup's Detroit office, was selected to participate in Leadership Detroit's 2011-2012 class. Founded in 1979 by the Detroit Regional Chamber, the community program is designed to enhance leadership skills and foster insight and knowledge of regional issues among senior-level executives in southeast Michigan.

Hausman is one of 63 local leaders selected to participate in this year's program. Participants represent a cross-section of the community, including business, organized labor, government, education, media, civic groups, health services and community organizations.

"The insight and experience that Jeff will gain through Leadership Detroit will benefit our organization, inspiring others to become involved in the local community and affect change in our region," said Carl Roehling, FAIA, LEED AP, SmithGroup's president and CEO.

Hausman joined SmithGroup in 1985 and currently serves as senior vice president and managing director for the firm's Detroit office. His career has been marked by involvement in a range of notable projects for clients including Oakland University, Michigan Technological University, and The University of Michigan.

Hausman is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he earned Bachelor of Science and Master's degrees in architecture. A registered architect in Michigan, Hausman is also actively involved in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and has served in a number of leadership capacities, including as a board member and president of AIA's Detroit and Michigan chapters.

Hausman resides in Beverly Hills, Mich.

About Leadership Detroit
Leadership Detroit works to connect leaders from Metro Detroit to raise awareness of key issues that affect local communities. The program, which boasts more than 1800 alumni across the country, aims to provide the foundation for a lifelong commitment to leadership and to challenge emerging and existing leaders to bring about positive change in the community. Topics covered during the 10-month program include health care, transit, education, arts and culture, diversity and public safety. Learn more about Leadership Detroit by visiting

About the Detroit Regional Chamber
The Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the largest chambers of commerce in the country, with over 20,000 members and affiliates employing over three quarters of a million workers. The chamber's mission is carried out through business attraction efforts, advocacy, strategic partnerships and valuable benefits to members. For more information, please visit

About SmithGroup
SmithGroup ( is one of the largest architecture and engineering firms in the U.S. and composed of client industry-focused practices serving the workplace, education, healthcare, and science & technology markets. SmithGroup ranked #1 for design quality based on design awards won and #2 overall in Architect magazine's 2011 annual best firms ranking. A national leader in sustainable design, SmithGroup has 354 LEED professionals and 67 LEED certified projects.

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