Marvin W. Beatty
Board Member, Detroit RiverFront Conservancy
Chief Community Officer
Marvin Beatty served for more than 22 years with the City of Detroit Fire Department, retiring as Deputy Fire Commissioner, the first African-American to hold that position in the Department's history.
Following his tenure as Executive Director at the Wadsworth Community Center in Detroit, Mr. Beatty was appointed to the Detroit Board of Zoning Appeals, a position he still holds. He formed New Millennium Advisors with his wife, Maxine Beatty. Mr. Beatty currently holds the position of Chief Community Officer, Greektown Casino Hotel.
He currently serves as a Board Member for the NAACP, Music Hall, Detroit Economic Growth Corp, Friends of Wayne County Parks, Boys Hope Girls Hope, the Coleman A. Young Foundation, and Downtown Detroit Partnership along with many other organizations throughout the metropolitan Detroit area. Mr. Beatty received his Bachelor of Arts degree in urban Management from California Coast University.