John Broad (Chair, State Advisory Group)


Contact Phone: 313-922-5000

Mailing Address: Juvenile Justice Programs 235 S. Grand Ave, Ste. 1315 Lansing, MI 48933

John Broad began his professional career in 1962 when he graduated from the University of Michigan with a master's of business administration. After briefly working as a consultant/auditor at Arthur Anderson & Company in San Francisco, he returned to Detroit and began work as a financial analyst for General Motors.  After three years at GM, he purchased Broad, Crane & Engineering Services Company from his father.

During his time there, he was able to expand the company, which became the Broad Group, first in the United States and then internationally, increasing revenue from $300,000 to $80 million a year.  The Broad Group of companies included a structural steel contractor that performed work in industrial plants in the United States, Canada and Mexico;  a company that was the largest builder of rack supported buildings for Automatic Storage & Retrieval Systems in the United States; and a design and build general contractor in Iowa. In 1999, he formed Broad AutoPark Systems, which partnered with Thyssen Krupp to offer a new technology for high-density automated parking facilities in very limited spaces.

Mr. Broad has been active for many years in community improvement initiatives.  He started the Alliance for a Safer Greater Detroit as an affiliate of the Detroit Regional Chamber with a mission of reducing crime and the perception of crime in southeast. Michigan.  The signature project for the Alliance was initially the Freeway Courtesy Patrol now operated by the Michigan Department of Transportation.  Currently, he serves as the President of Crime Stoppers of Michigan.  Crime Stoppers is the largest crime fighting organization in the world. The mission of Crime Stoppers of Michigan is to empower people to make their neighborhoods, schools and businesses safer through the anonymous reporting of crime.

Mr. Broad is married and has four children.  He lives in Grosse Pointe Farms.

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