Dr. Chad Audi

Dr. Chad Audi is an experienced senior executive with over 23 years of executive management experience and wide recognition as a visionary and dynamic leader in non-profit and for-profit sectors.

Since 2004, he has served as accomplished President and Chief Executive Officer of the 1909-founded Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM), a not-for-profit organization cited by the U.S. News and World Report as the 13th largest substance abuse treatment center in the U.S., and reputed as one of the largest Rescue Missions in the world, giving meaningful help and hope to over 2200 persons daily.

A sought-after high impact trainer and consultant in effective leadership, marketing, communications, corporate governance, conflict resolution and negotiation, Dr. Audi has delivered well received lectures and trainings at leading universities, professional associations and business and nonprofit events in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and other countries.

He earned his master’s degree in Finance, and by age 27, he had bagged his PhD in Business Management and Leadership.

Dr. Audi is an active member of many financial, accounting, management and fundraising professional organizations around the world. He has gained enduring respect in the community for forming strategic partnerships and finding innovative and cost-effective solutions to meet the needs of jobless and homeless Detroiters, as well as those overcoming addictions.

His numerous research papers, articles and books include Understanding Servant Leadership, Step by Step Coaching and Mentoring, Leadership and Influence, and Conflict Resolution Solution: How to deal with conflict. 

In 2016, Audian Nonprofit Leadership: 11 Leadership Lessons I Learned from DRMM President Dr. Chad Audi, a widely endorsed book written about him by former journalist and editor C. Paschal Eze, was nominated for the highly coveted Terry McAdam Book Award.

Dr. Audi’s papers are archived at the prestigious Bentley Historical Library of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Learn more at www.drmm.org.

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