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David Palmer

Senior Director for Strategies & Partnerships

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David Palmer is the Senior Director for Strategies & Partnerships at the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) for Southeast Michigan. His work is focused on supporting WIN’s occupational cluster strategy in southeast Michigan for the areas of Advanced Manufacturing, Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Information Technology and other sectors important to the Detroit labor shed. He supports numerous WIN initiatives including Opportunity Detroit Tech, Apprenti, MAGMA, ExperienceIT Detroit, and MI Bright Future. He also acts as the lead staff for Advance Michigan, which has helped bring over $40 million in federal investments to partner organizations in the region since June, 2014.

David is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Detroit Economic Club. He is currently a member of the SEMCOG Transportation Coordinating Council and serves on the Wayne State University Computer Science Advisory Board.

David is an alumni of the Michigan Political Leadership Program, Leadership Detroit, and Doing Development Differently in Detroit. He has been recognized as a Certified Nonprofit Professional by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science, a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management, and a Master of Public Administration degree, each from Eastern Michigan University. He is the co-author of “Community Based Investing: Crowdfunding and the Michigan Invests Locally Exemption,” published by Michigan State University’s 2014 Innovate Michigan Summit.

David Palmer is a Michigan native, and lives in southwest Detroit. Follow his passion for cuisine on his Facebook page “Dining in Detroit.”