CLAIR WHITMER, strategy and operations expert, has more than 20 years of experience leading product development and content teams at startups, corporations with mission-driven brands, and nonprofits. Most recently, she spearheaded the launch of a professional development and learning platform for “makers” as the head of consumer experience at Maker Media. A dual citizen of France and the U.S., Clair graduated summa cum laude from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in political science.
To address the longstanding economic inequality faced by its underserved populations, Fresno is working to attract investment in its Opportunity Zones, designated disadvantaged communities that can potentially benefit from a federal tax incentive aimed at promoting economic development. The city is partnering with FUSE executive fellow Clair Whitmer to develop an Investment Prospectus that highlights its priorities and promotes sustainable, equitable, and inclusive investment.