David Palmer is the Senior Director for Strategies & Partnerships at the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN). 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 16 county labor market. He supports numerous WIN initiatives including Opportunity Detroit Tech, Apprenti, and other regional apprenticeship initiatives, MAGMA, ExperienceIT Detroit, and MI Bright Future. He leads WIN’s convening and facilitation efforts in the region and nationally, including Advance Michigan, which has helped bring over $40 million in federal investments to partner organizations in the region since June 2014.
David is an associate broker and member of the National Association of Realtors. He serves on the Wayne State University Computer Science Advisory Board and the Michigan Talent Architecture Steering Committee, among other nonprofit boards and advisory councils.
David is an alumnus of the Michigan Political Leadership Program, Leadership Detroit, Doing Development Differently in Detroit and the US Chamber Foundation Talent Pipeline Management Program. 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 at Michigan State University’s 2014 Innovate Michigan Summit.
David Palmer lives in southwest Detroit, where he serves on the board of the Hubbard Richard Residents Association.