Clarinda Barnett-Harrison
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Clarinda Barnett-Harrison

Director, Skills, Michigan Central

Clarinda Barnett-Harrison is the Skills Director at Michigan Central, developing a fully equitable strategy to re-skill, retain, and attract talent for existing and future mobility jobs. She is also an urban planning adjunct faculty member at Wayne State University.

Barnett-Harrison has been recognized by Ford Motor Co.’s Global DEI department, Michigan Chronicle’s Women of Excellence Honoree, Crain’s 40 under 40, the Michigan Business Professional Association Women in Leadership Shooting Star Award, the Michigan Economic Developers Association Mike Conboy Award for Professional Development, and the Detroit Young Professionals’ Van Guard award.

She is on the Board of Directors of Eastside Community Network and TechTown and is an active Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated member.

Barnett-Harrison earned her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, concentrating in Economics, Management, and Psychology from the University of Michigan. She also earned her master’s degree in Urban Planning with an Economic Development concentration and a professional Economic Development Certification from Wayne State University. She also holds certifications in Economic Development Finance from the National Development Council and Inclusive Placemaking and Planning for Equitable Cities from the University of Detroit-Mercy.