Title: Economic Developer
Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
Marjorie Maas Whittemore, MSW, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in urban and community development.
With a focus on improving low-income urban communities, Mrs. Whittemore is regarded for her work creating loans for minority businesses and community organizations in Wayne County in Detroit, MI. She has worked in a number of impactful roles for the municipality over the last 30 years, including such roles as executive director of its economic development division, deputy director of its business development division, and executive director of its metropolitan growth and development division. In total, Mrs. Whittemore has amassed 50 years of professional excellence. Today, she is a volunteer tutor in the subject of geometry for underprivileged students at the local high school. She has been in this endeavor with her husband, a former mechanical engineer, since 2003. Lifting students up and showing them their own skills through education has been a gratifying aspect of her career. At the same time, Mrs. Whittemore serves as secretary of the Forestbrook-Pebblebrook Association.
In recognition of her professional excellence in community, business and urban development, Mrs. Whittemore has been the recipient of a Wayne County Executive Meritorious Individual Award, a Wayne County Excellence Award, and a Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award. When asked of her career highlights and success, Mrs. Whittemore reflects on her experience aiding business in Hamtramck, MI. She helped them re-develop a contaminated property and build a completely renovated building called the Brownfield project. She attributes her success to her dedication to hard work and focusing on getting things done. As she looks to the future, Mrs. Whittemore intends to continue doing her part to make the world a better place to live by working with disadvantaged communities to help them prosper.
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