Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation

Dana L. Williams
President & CEO

Dana L. Williams is President & CEO, Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC), the fiscal and administrative agent for workforce in the city of Detroit. She is responsible for overseeing system operations, representing the workforce perspective in various settings, and providing a data-based foundation upon which the system operates for the Mayor’s Workforce Development Board.

Dana’s progressive career includes experience in Human Resources, Corporate Social Responsibility, Foundation Giving, Legislative Advocacy, Community Outreach, Education, Sales, Marketing, and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. She has successfully led strategic initiatives in various industries including energy & utilities, aerospace & defense, professional services, nonprofit, and public education.

Dana is a graduate of University of Michigan, Walsh College, and the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit Class XLI. She believes in serving the community, especially Detroiters, as evidenced by her leadership in The Links, Inc., United Way of Southeastern Michigan, City of Detroit Civil Service Commission, Detroit Society of Human Resource Management, Michigan Diversity Council, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and New Paradigm Loving Glazer Academies Charter School Board.