Partner, Diploma Equity Project

Doug Ross

Doug has spent the last four decades working in economic development and education as a Michigan state senator, director of the Michigan Department of Commerce, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training, and founder of the University Prep and Promise Schools charter school networks in Detroit.  Most recently, Doug served as Senior Advisor for Michigan Prosperity to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. In this role, he supported the governor’s initiative to close the state’s skills gap and to work with the governor to formulate and implement her administration’s economic development policies.  Doug is a graduate of the University of Michigan, did graduate work in economics at the London   School of Economics, and holds a degree in public policy from Princeton University.