Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority Names Lisa Canada Board Chair

Dec 6, 2021

DETROIT – December 6, 2021 The Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority (DRCFA) is pleased to announce Lisa Canada as Chair of its Board of Directors. Canada is the Political and Legislative Director for the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights, one of the most active and influential labor organizations in the State of Michigan. The DRCFA is the governing body for the world-class TCF Center in Detroit, one of the top 20 convention centers in America. Image of Lisa Canada can be found here. Image of Lisa Canada can be found here.


Canada has served on the DRCFA Board since 2015, appointed by Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, and serves as the Chair of the DRCFA Art Foundation.


“It is a tremendous honor to have Lisa serve as our Board Chair,” said Patrick Bero, CEO and CFO of the DRCFA. “Lisa’s strong leadership has had a significant impact on the success of TCF Center and her talent is recognized throughout the State of Michigan. Equally important is the continuation of leadership based on trust with the members of the Authority, their counties, the legislators and our community.”


“I am honored to have the trust of my fellow board members and to continue the great work under the leadership of Larry Alexander for 12 years of growth and transformation of the Center,” said Lisa Canada. “I look forward to continuing to build the Center as a gathering place for visitors, jobs and innovation for our region.”


Canada has over 25 years of experience working with organized labor, politics and government affairs. In addition to her leadership with the DRCFA, she is on the Executive Board of Labor’s International Hall of Fame and the Michigan Labor History Society.


About the DRCFA

On 9/15/09, operational control of TCF Center transferred to the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority, under a collaborative agreement by the Michigan State Legislature, the City of Detroit, and Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Each of these entities, as well as an appointee of the Governor of the State of Michigan, has an appointed member on the DRCFA Board. Lisa Canada serves as Chair of the Board. For more information visit:


About TCF Center

With 723,000 square feet of exhibit space, TCF Center boasts one of the largest contiguous exhibit floor spaces in North America and has the largest ballroom in Michigan with 40,000 square feet. It has received numerous industry awards for excellence including the 2020 USGBC Leadership Award for Building Performance, making it the only convention center in the history of the award to receive it.

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