Her show, Journey 2 Jobs, explores all things related to workforce development and entrepreneurship in our region–from the streets to the suites!
Margaret Trimer-Hartley is the President & CEO of Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan, a Detroit-based non-profit that teaches young people how to manage their money, think and be entrepreneurial and prepare for the world of work.
She has held the post since December 2015.
Before leading JA, Trimer-Hartley founded and ran University Prep Science & Math (UPSM) schools in Detroit, one of the highest performing charter school districts in the region.
Prior to that, she was the director of communications for the Michigan Education Association (MEA), the state’s largest teachers union. There, she advocated and lobbied for resources, support and development for the association’s 160,000 public school employees.
While at the MEA she started a non-profit called Your Child. Your Child is credited with revealing Michigan’s lackluster culture of education and conducting a major public relations campaign designed to spur improvement.
Trimer-Hartley started her career as a reporter for the Detroit Free Press and spent six years covering education issues and trends before leaving the paper during a major strike in 1995. She spent 13 months on strike working as a national speaker and advocate for positive work culture.