Author Profile

Roger Curtis | Director, Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development

Current Position and Past Experience
Roger Curtis was appointed Director of the Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development in November 2016. In this capacity, Curtis oversees efforts to effectively and efficiently develop, administer and coordinate Michigan’s economic, housing and talent development programs.

A long-time business operator and member of the 21st-Century Michigan Education Commission, Curtis has a deep-set understanding of talent development, fostering cooperation between employers and educators to improve student access to career training and support. He sits on the board of the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and the Michigan Land Bank.

Prior to joining the Department of Talent and Economic Development, Curtis was President of Michigan International Speedway, driving an estimated $414 million in economic activity to the state and expanding the Speedway into a year-round attraction.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Roger Curtis holds a B.S. in Marketing from Indiana State University.

He sits on the board of the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and the Michigan Land Bank.

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You can connect with Roger Curtis on LinkedIn.