Anna Maria College announces that David P. Forsberg has recently joined the College’s Board of Trustees. Mr. Forsberg is President of the Worcester Business Development Corporation (WBDC), a leading force in the economic development of the central Massachusetts region. As President of the WBDC, he is responsible for directing strategic development initiatives to meet the business goals of the corporation, as well as developing alliances with the regional business community.

Mr. Forsberg is a graduate of Worcester Academy and Bowdoin College and received a Master’s in Urban Affairs from Boston University.  He also studied at Harvard Divinity School.  Mr. Forsberg’s career spans over two decades of public administration and service.  His career began in Worcester, first as an at-large Councilor and then as the District 1 Councilor for the City. In 1989, he served as the New England Regional Administrator-Regional Housing Commissioner for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).   In 1990, Mr. Forsberg was appointed as Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and, in 1992, he returned to Worcester as the Chief Development Officer for the City.  

In addition to his new position on the AMC board, Mr. Forsberg serves on the Board of Directors of the Lutheran Social Services of New England, the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Worcester Regional Research Bureau.  He is an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Mr. Forsberg’s wife, Ann, is an alumna of AMC, having earned her Master’s Degree in Biological Sciences from the College.