Board Member, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana
Margaret Trimer is Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana, a dental benefits company that covers 14 million lives. In that role, she guides marketing, public relations, company culture and the investment of more than $7 million dedicated to building healthy, smart, vibrant communities.
Prior to joining Delta Dental in 2018, Trimer served for two-and-a-half years as the President & CEO of Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan, a Detroit-based non-profit that teaches young people how to manage their money, think and be entrepreneurial and prepare for the world of work.
Trimer founded and ran University Prep Science & Math (UPSM) schools in Detroit, one of the highest performing charter school districts in the region.
She directed communications for the Michigan Education Association (MEA), the state’s largest teachers union for 10 years. There, she advocated and lobbied for resources, support, and development for the association’s 160,000 public school employees.
While at the MEA she started a non-profit called Your Child. Your Child is credited with revealing Michigan’s lackluster culture of education and conducting a major public relations campaign designed to spur improvement.
Trimer started her career as a reporter for the Detroit Free Press and spent six years covering education issues and trends before leaving the paper in 1995.
She attended Michigan State University's James Madison College and earned her BA in Urban Studies with a minor in economics.