Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC) is the administrative and fiscal agent for workforce solutions for the City of Detroit, meaning they are responsible for assisting Detroit employers with finding employees and jobseekers with finding jobs. Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation was formed as a non-profit on July 1, 2012. DESC is a part of the Michigan Works! Association, and is one of 25 Michigan Works! Agencies located around the state. Like other Michigan Works! agencies, DESC receives the majority of its funding from the federal government. These funds can only be spent on programs and initiatives for which they are intended, and that are consistent with Office of Management and Budget guidelines. Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation reports to the Detroit Workforce Development Board, which is established by the Mayor of Detroit. Pamela Moore, President and CEO, serves as DESC’s representative on WIN’s board.
Terri Weems is President of Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation, a nonprofit organization aimed at meeting the workforce needs of the city of Detroit, reducing poverty and increasing economic mobility. She is a multi-disciplined Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with 20 years of experience spanning accounting, financial reporting, and auditing both in the US and abroad. She leverages this experience to resolve complex business issues, advise on internal control systems, and facilitate operational and strategic planning.
Terri is active in her community. She is an advocate for public education and children serving as trustee for Farmington Public Schools since 2015 and currently serving as President of the School Board. She is heavily involved in mentoring youth throughout Detroit Public Schools and the metro Detroit area. She is the treasurer of her homeowner’s association and serves on the advisory board for DPSCD at MLK High School.
She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Michigan CPAs, and National Association of Black Accountants. Terri and her husband are the parents of three beautiful daughters.