Dan Carmody’s thirty-five year career in downtown and neighborhood revitalization began in 1977 in Rock Island, IL. Carmody grew Renaissance Rock Island into one of the leading community-based development organizations in the Midwest. Since 2007, he has served as President of Detroit’s Eastern Market Corporation, where he leads the non-profit organization charged with converted one of Detroit’s most venerable institutions into the nation’s most inclusive, resilient, and robust regional food hub. EMC seeks to leverage its long history of retail and wholesale markets, an adjacent cluster of local food businesses, and crop diversity from Michigan, Ontario, Ohio to radically fortify regional food systems. EMC works with a wide variety of partners to build great urban neighborhoods around the market to increase the supply of and demand for healthy food throughout Detroit, and to create and expand ventures and employment throughout the food supply chain.