Michigan Chronicle selects Thornton for Men of Excellence

Skillman Foundation Program Officer Robert Thornton has been selected a 2012 Men of Excellence by the Michigan Chronicle.

Thornton was selected as one of 50 men from the metro Detroit community with outstanding professional accomplishments who has served as a leader for the African-American community.

The Men of Excellence will be honored in a ceremony June 28 at the Westin Book Cadillace Hotel. Additionally, the Michigan Chronicle will publish a special commemorative edition featuring the recipients.

Thornton is responsible for oversight of the Foundation's Good Neighborhoods work in the Brightmoor and Cody Rouge communities, and has most recently led the emerging work around Black and Brown boys.