David Egner is president and chief executive officer of the Hudson-Webber Foundation. Mr. Egner also serves as executive director of the New Economy Initiative, a $100 million philanthropic partnership dedicated to economic transformation in the region hardest hit by manufacturing job loss and the global economic crisis. NEI includes funding commitments from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (Detroit), the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher
Foundation (Southfield, Mich.), the Ford Foundation (New York), the Hudson Webber Foundation (Detroit), the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (Battle Creek, Mich.), the John S. and James L .Knight Foundation (Miami), The Kresge Foundation (Troy, Mich.), the McGregor Fund(Detroit), the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation (Flint, Mich.), and the Skillman Foundation (Detroit).
Prior to joining the Foundation, Mr. Egner served as president and chief executive officer of the Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) based in Lansing, Michigan. Before joining MNA, he was executive assistant to the chairman and chief executive officer of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. He was also director of operations for Junior Achievement, Inc., and president of Junior Achievement of Springfield and Sangamon Valley, Inc., in Springfield, Illinois.
Mr. Egner serves as chair of Michigan Future, the Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and Leadership Detroit. He also serves on the board of the Council of Michigan Foundations, Citizens Research Council, Detroit 300 Conservancy, Downtown Detroit Partnership, Detroit Regional Chamber, TechTown Technology Park, and New Detroit, Inc. He is a member of the Detroit Regional Chamber Regional Partnership Council, New Economy Initiative Governing Council, and the Woodward Corridor Development Fund. In 2005, Governor Granholm appointed Mr. Egner to the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Mr. Egner received his master's degree in business administration from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and his bachelor's degree in business administration and speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.