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Carrie Hammerman

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Carrie Hammerman joined the Youth Policy Lab in 2024 as its new Director of Strategic Partnerships. In this role, she seeks to increase YPL’s visibility and policy impact while ensuring funding sustainability to support ongoing research and project development. Her leadership and program management experience are also key to supporting the next generation of policy professionals through the ASPIRE program and the Michigan Data and Policy Fellowship.

Carrie is an accomplished professional with over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit and policy sectors and a dedication to advancing the well-being of people in Michigan. She leads with authenticity and integrity, prioritizing effective communication and relationship building in the pursuit of equity-centered social change. Most recently, she served as the Chief Strategy and Program Officer with NEW (Nonprofit Enterprise at Work).  She was with this organization for nearly a decade, having also served as a Consultant and as Director of Organizational Development. In addition, she brings experience with workforce development and technology policy from prior roles with Corporation for a Skilled Workforce and  Carrie holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy as well as a Master of Information from the University of Michigan.