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Hakim W. Berry
(Senate Majority Leader)
Hakim W. Berry, currently the head of HR- Employee & Labor Relations for Michigan Medicine, is a native Detroiter who had the opportunity to serve as the Chief Operating Officer under the Duggan Administration. A native Detroiter, born raised and educated in the Detroit Public Schools, Berry continued his education earning degrees from Wayne State University, Central Michigan University as well as University of Detroit Mercy.
Berry began his career in what was formerly Chrysler Corporation excelling his career throughout the ranks of Human Resources. Continuing his progressive career, Berry led various functions of Human Resources at DTE Energy, the Detroit Medical Center, and Tenet Health. In 2017 Berry accepted the challenge to work with a phenomenal team of dedicated people focused on the continued improvement of Detroit, to not only bring it back to its glory days, but beyond our imagination.
During his tenure at the city, Berry managed the response to COVID, leading the region with the largest drive thru testing and vaccination site. This design was recognized nationally by the Federal Emergency Management Association, which led to the granting and establishment of a community vaccination center at Ford Field that contributed to the vaccination rate of not only Detroit but all of Southeast Michigan. Berry is currently the Chairperson for the Neighborhood Services Organization Board of Directors, past chair of EHM Sr. Solutions, and currently on the boards of the Detroit Building Authority, the Detroit Sports Organization Committee, and the Wishing Well Program.