Michigan Works! Southeast proactively engages employers and jobseekers throughout our communities to develop today’s workforce and tomorrow’s economy.
These values drive the work of our Board and staff each day to support our important mission. We make sure that our workforce investments count.
Our proactive Board makes strategic decisions that maximize the economic impact of workforce funding and resources.
We respond to the needs of employers, jobseekers and community groups to ensure that workforce programs and services are meeting market demands.
Respect for Individuals
Cultural diversity, integrity, fairness, dignity and differences of opinion create the foundation for our Board’s decision making process.
High Quality Services
All services meet or exceed customer expectations.
Continuous Improvement and Accountability
Programs and services are evaluated based on customer satisfaction, core performance and implementation of continuous improvement processes, to ensure a sound return-on-investment of taxpayer dollars.
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Shamar Herron learned very quickly that he had options. He could let his unfavorable surroundings dictate his future, or he could forge his own path. Shamar chose the latter and began working hard towards his success. After growing six inches in one summer, Herron knew his passion for basketball could help him achieve his goals. After a long process, Shamar chose to attend The Ohio State University, where he helped lead his basketball team to the NCAA Final Four in 1999. While Shamar saw minimal time on the court, he was a consummate and dependable teammate. That skill is one of his best traits in the business world. As the Executive Director of Michigan Works! Southeast, Shamar leads teams that focus on helping people craft and achieve their goals toward a career and connecting talent to business needs. Mr. Herron also serves as a liaison between executive thought and day to day outputs. His background in economic development, mentoring, and data analysis allows him to play in a variety of arenas. Shamar sits on multiple boards from Youth and Community Development to Prisoner Reentry and believes no matter how small the contribution feels, it has a major impact. Shamar has been married to his wife Melanie for 19 years and has two daughters.