[ Biography ]
Frederick W. Hoffman

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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