MOUNT CLEMENS — Vicky Rad has been promoted to deputy director for the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development.
Rad first joined the department as a senior economic development specialist for business attraction in January 2013. She is credited with managing a grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. that resulted in the formation of the Michigan Automated Systems Collaborative, a regional group of professionals engaged in advancing Michigan’s robotics industry.
The grant also provided funding to develop a new marketing campaign for Michigan’s defense industry and a series of training events for employers interested in developing a veteran hiring program.
Rad formerly worked for the Detroit Regional Chamber and also the Macomb Regional Procurement Technical Assistance Center.
Rad earned a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University and a bachelor’s from Baker College. She also holds a master’s certificate in Government Contracting Administration from George Washington University.