MARC PALMER is a marketing and operations strategist with more than 15 years of marketing, business development, strategic planning, and operations experience in Fortune 100 companies. He has led acquisition, joint venture, and business development teams in Russia, China, and India. Additionally, he started and managed his own franchise company, building the brand and organization from the ground up. Marc earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He is currently pursuing an M.S. in divinity from the Moody Theological Seminary at the Moody Bible Institute.
Birmingham recently launched the Birmingham Promise program, which has a goal of enabling every graduate of local public schools to advance to post-secondary institutions. The city is working to provide tuition assistance as well as apprenticeship opportunities with local employers. FUSE will build the operational and financial systems needed to quickly scale the availability of tuition resources and ensure the sustainability of the organization.