The Great Futures Gala is the premiere event of the year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan. This event celebrates the year of furthering our mission of providing a positive environment that enables its members to become responsible, self-reliant, caring adults. With eight locations, we help youth pursue three essential outcomes that lead to lifelong success: academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
6:00 pm cocktail hour
7:00 pm dinner and program
1114 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226
Valet parking. Business attire. Live music.
2018 Great Futures Honoree
Matthew P. Cullen
Chief Executive Officer, JACK Entertainment
Principal, Rock Ventures
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan is proud to recognize native Detroiter Matthew Cullen, CEO of Jack Entertainment, as our 2018 Great Futures honoree. The Detroit-based urban gaming company he leads generates more than $1.2 billion in revenues and focuses on developing gaming facilities to maximize connectivity and economic impact in the local areas where they reside.
Cullen also is a principal of Rock Ventures LLC, where he helps lead efforts to revitalize Detroit, including the investment of more than $5.6 billion in real estate in the city’s urban core since 2010.
He is also a 29-year veteran of General Motors (GM), where he was general manager of economic development and enterprise services. Since 2003 Cullen has helped oversee the billion dollar redevelopment of the city’s international riverfront as the founding chairman of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy.
He also serves as volunteer president and CEO of the M-1 RAIL Streetcar initiative, which developed the new 6.6 mile QLINE. Cullen is a leader in many other area organizations, including chairman of Invest Detroit; vice chairman of the Downtown Detroit Partnership; and the Detroit Zoological Society.
For more than 10 years, Cullen served as the governor-appointed chairman of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation executive committee. He resides with his wife and family in the Detroit area.
Robert S. Taubman