Name: Marc Palmer
Job Title/Description: Chief Operating Officer
Personal background: I am from Detroit, Michigan, where I attended Renaissance High School. I attended the University of Pennsylvania where I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering. I am the youngest of three children and have one son. I enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, biking and taking foreign vacations. So far, I have traveled to and done business in 22 different countries.
Professional background: I have changed my career five times: chemical engineer, business manager, entrepreneur, seminary school student, and nonprofit management. I believe all leaders should be servant leaders. I am an extrovert who is passionate about interactions with people. I get my strength from serving others.
Best college/career advice you ever received: Take your time to enjoy college because when you start working, you will be working for the rest of your life. All roads lead to management; don’t be in a hurry!
Advice you WISH you had received: Don’t take yourself too seriously because you can’t mess up your life.
Best part about your job at Birmingham Promise: The best part about my job is the daily interaction that I have with team members. I absolutely love to lead, coach, mentor and laugh. I am a lover of people.