Nettie H. Seabrooks
Board Member, Detroit RiverFront Conservancy
Executive Advisor to the Director
Detroit Institute of Arts
Ms. Seabrooks was named Executive Advisor to the Director of the Detroit Institute of Arts on September 17, 2008. She had been the DIA's Chief Operating Officer since September, 2002, after having joined the museum in February, 2002 as Senior Associate to the Director.
Prior to joining the DIA, Ms. Seabrooks was the chief operating officer and chief of staff for Detroit Mayor Dennis W. Archer. Appointed to this position January 1, 1998, Ms. Seabrooks had served as Mayor Archer's deputy mayor and chief administrative officer during his first four-year term of office. At the time of her appointment by Mayor Archer in 1994, Ms. Seabrooks was director of government relations for General Motors Corporation's North American Operations, and had been with GM for 31 years.
Ms. Seabrooks has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree from Marygrove College, Master of Arts in Library Science degree from the University of Michigan, Master of Arts in Art History degree from Wayne State University, and honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees from Marygrove College and the University of Detroit-Mercy. In addition to serving as a member of the Karmanos Cancer Institute, Karmanos Cancer Center and Detroit RiverFront Conservancy boards of directors, she was also elected an honorary director of the Detroit Institute of Arts in November, 2008.