Frederick W. Hoffman


Hoffman Consultants, LLC



State of Michigan Executive Office, 2009- 2010

Chrysler LLC – Director of State Relations, 1988-2008

State of Michigan Commerce Department – Director of Auto & Steel Division, 1985-88

City of Dearborn, Michigan – Deputy Mayor, Neighborhood Improvement Director, 1977-83

Dearborn Guide Newspapers, Editor and Columnist, 1970-77

Times Herald Publications, Editor, 1967-70


Juris Doctor, Michigan State University, 1985

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of Michigan, 1973

Associate of Arts, Henry Ford Community College, 1971

Specialized Training in Business Administration, Insead University, Fontainebleau, France; and in Economic Development Finance, National Development Council


Currently serving as Honorary Consul for the Federal Republic of Germany for the State of Michigan

Currently serving as member of the board of the German-American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest and secretary of the Michigan Chapter; also a member of the German American Heritage Foundation and the German American Hall of Fame Committee

Currently serving as Governor’s Appointee to the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority – 2009 through 2014

Formerly served as chair of the State Relations Committee of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) and active member of a number of industry groups, including the Michigan Manufacturers Association

Formerly served as  president and founding member of Automation Alley, a 1000 member consortium of high technology companies in metro Detroit

Formerly served on these Boards of Directors: Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Davenport University,  Michigan Economic Development Corp.; Detroit Regional Economic Partnership; Detroit Economic Growth Corp., Highland Park Development Corp.; among others

Formerly served as National Governors Association Corporate Fellow and U. S. Conference of Mayors Business Council member.

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