Nicole Sherard-Freeman
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Nicole Sherard-Freeman

Group Executive, Jobs, Economy, and Detroit at Work, City of Detroit

Nicole Sherard-Freeman is the Group Executive of Jobs, Economy, and Detroit at Work at the City of Detroit, leading teams to attract economic investment and major job creators to the city while building a qualified Detroit-resident workforce.

Sherard-Freeman provides city-side leadership for Detroit’s partnership with Detroit Economic Growth Corp.; she is the Executive Director of the Mayor’s Workforce Development Board and the City of Detroit’s Workforce Investment Board.

She joined the City of Detroit in August 2019 as the Executive Director of Workforce Development. From 2017 to 2019, Sherard-Freeman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation. She will join the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan as Chief Operating Officer in July 2023.

Sherard-Freeman serves on several boards, including the Governor’s Workforce Development Board, Detroit Economic Growth Corp. Board, Detroit Employment Solutions Board, TechTown Board of Directors, and WorkRise.

Sherard-Freeman earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and has completed graduate studies in Organization Management and Development at Fielding Graduate University.