In “10 Things I Know” Juliette Okotie-Eboh, PhD candidly shares the 10 things she's come to know as truth in her first published book. These truths come after a professional career spanning over 30 years working in healthcare, city government, banking, international business and most recently over a decade as Sr. VP for one of the largest gaming corporations in the United States. WATCH DR. JULIETTE AT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBFfqiVFL-wUruubylnHJmw
As Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for MGM Grand Detroit, Juliette Thorpe Okotie-Eboh, Ph.D. serves as a member of the Executive Committee, Civic/Charitable Contributions Committee, MGM Grand Detroit Diversity Council, and on the Board of Directors for MGM Grand Detroit, LLC. She is responsible for local, state, and federal government affairs’ activities by representing MGM Grand Detroit on policy matters, identifying and monitoring legislative regulatory and policy proposals that could impact MGM Grand Detroit, developing policy recommendations to address those proposals, and implementing strategies to include direct lobbying and legislative coalition-building. She is also responsible for overseeing all community affairs activities for the property, including community outreach, maintaining relationships with community organizations, managing and executing community relations programs, as well as diversity initiatives. Her responsibilities also include communications/media relations.
A native Detroiter, Juliette joined the MGM Grand Detroit family in 2003 from the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) where she served as Senior Vice President & Ombudsman for the areas of community affairs and Diversity Management after joining the DMC management team in 1998.
Juliette has a wealth of community affairs and diversity experience, including serving for nearly 20 years in Detroit City government, including Chief of Research of the Planning Department as well as successfully transitioning from the city government to the non-profit and private sectors. From 1994-1995, she advised the President & CEO of New Detroit, Inc. as Vice President of Policy and moved on to the position of Civic Affairs Manager and Vice President of Comerica Incorporated.
On the international front, as Deputy Project Manager/Consultant for Omokhodion Associates, Ltd., Lagos, Nigeria, Juliette was stationed in Benin City, Nigeria for two years and directed the preparation of master plans for eleven Nigerian cities/towns. She also has extensive consulting experience in demographic research, survey research, and organizing focus group sessions.
Juliette serves on numerous boards, including the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, Booker T. Washington Business Association, University Cultural Center Association, Detroit Institute of Arts, Coleman A. Young Foundation, City Connect, Crockett Technical High School Advisory Board, Detroit Area Agency on Aging, Eastern Michigan University Advisory Board, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Opera Theatre, Michigan’s Children, Corp! Magazine, and The Center for the Study of Citizenship, Wayne State University. Juliette also serves as Wayne County’s representative to the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority.
Educated in the Detroit Public School system, Juliette graduated from Hampton University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, a master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Michigan.
Juliette lives in the city of Detroit and is the proud mother of Margaret, her favorite travel companion. Over the years they have enjoyed many places in the United States, Caribbean cruises, as well as trips to Italy (three times), Paris, the French Riviera, Switzerland, and London.