William (Todd) Platt is a senior marketing and business management executive with extensive experience in the automotive industry. He has managed cross-brand advertising programs, directed global marketing for international start-ups, and contributed significantly to all aspects of advertising communications, from primary brands to retail sales. In addition to his successful career, Platt is also an active member of the Detroit area non-profit community, specifically serving on the Board of Directors for Friends of Detroit Rowing, Inc.
Friends of Detroit Rowing, founded in 1839, is the oldest rowing club in North America and is dedicated to promoting and educating people about the sport of rowing throughout Metro Detroit. The organization provides competitive and recreational programs for men and women of all ages and abilities, as well as training opportunities for rowers competing on national, international, and Olympic levels. Sponsored by Friends of Detroit Rowing, a 501c3 organization and a GuideStar Silver Seal of Transparency recipient, the Detroit Boat Club Crew offers racing programs for Junior, U23, Masters, and Para-athletes.