David Egner

David Egner is president and CEO of the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, a $1.2 billion foundation that must spend down by 2035. Prior to leading the Wilson Foundation, Mr. Egner was president and CEO of the Hudson-Webber Foundation for 19 years. From 2009 to 2015, he served as executive director of the New Economy Initiative. Mr. Egner has more than 30 years of experience working with nonprofits and foundations, including working as an executive assistant to the chairman at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and guiding the Michigan Nonprofit Association through its development and mergers. Mr. Egner has served on several boards is currently on the board of the Council of Michigan Foundations and Huntington Bank’s Southeast Michigan advisory board. He has also served as chair of the Michigan Office of Foundation Liaison under three governors. In 2009, he was named one of Crain’s Detroit Business Newsmakers of the Year and was featured in DBusiness magazine as one of the 500 Most Powerful Executives in Southeast Michigan. Mr. Egner earned a bachelor’s degree from Westminster College and a master’s degree from Western Michigan University.