Vice Chair: Stacie Clayton - Detroit, Appointed January 2018; Term expires 12/31/2021
Stacie Clayton is the Vice President of Government and Community Affairs for Detroit Renewable Energy. In this role, Clayton leads the company’s government and community engagement efforts. She has a proven commitment to serving the citizens of Michigan, including her perpetual drive to enact positive results. Prior to this position, Clayton served as the Assistant Director of the Governor’s Office of Urban Initiatives in which she managed office operations and advised decision-makers and stakeholders on policy and other matters to strengthen the safety and economic well-being of Michigan’s urban centers.
Clayton brings over 25 years of extensive experience working with Michigan’s government, corporate and non-profit sectors. She has worked in a variety of capacities for the City of Detroit, occupying positions with the Mayor’s Office, City Council, and the City Clerk’s Office. Clayton also served as the Vice President of External Relations for the Detroit Super Bowl XL Host Committee where she was responsible for ensuring the NFL and its vendors provided meaningful financial opportunities to local minority and woman-owned businesses.
Throughout her career, Clayton has been a passionate and effective advocate of intergroup bridge building and outreach. Clayton, who is a resident of Detroit, is a two-time graduate of Wayne State University where she received a BA in political science and a Master of Business Administration.