In January 2016, David Egner was appointed president and chief executive officer of the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation. The Foundation’s funding priorities include Active Lifestyles; Preparing for Success in Early Childhood, Young Adults and Working Families; Entrepreneurship and Economic Development and Caregivers.
Prior to leading the Foundation, Egner was president and chief executive officer of the Hudson-Webber Foundation for 19 years. From 2009-2015, Egner also served as executive director of the New Economy Initiative (NEI). Egner has more than 30 years’ experience working with nonprofits and foundations including at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Michigan Nonprofit Association.
He has served on multiple local and national boards and is currently on the Board of the Council of Michigan Foundations and Huntington Bank’s Southeast Michigan Advisory Board. He has also served as Chair of the Michigan Office of Foundation Liaison under three governors. In 2009, he was named one of Crain’s Detroit Business Newsmakers of the Year for his work with both the Hudson-Webber Foundation and NEI and was featured in DBusiness Magazine as one of the 500 Most Powerful Executives in Southeast Michigan. Egner has an M.B.A. from Western Michigan University and a bachelor’s degree from Westminster College in Missouri.