David Hamilton joined the ACF staff in March 2022 in a newly-created role of Managing Director, overseeing our core programs and the implementation of our strategic plan.
David most recently served as Executive Director of The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. Previously, he was the Director of Operations for Augsburg University’s Center for Global Education and Experience. As a qualified administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), David also served as a leader on Augsburg University’s Diversity and Inclusion Council and has worked on DEI efforts for 13 years. In his previous role as the Executive Director of Access Works, David led a cutting edge social service agency providing harm reduction services to injecting drug users and other at-risk populations.
David is also a jazz piano player, and has played a variety of styles with numerous bands in the Twin Cities and has recently turned his focus to the study of Afro-Latin dance. David has an MA in African History, a BA in Political Science, and a Mini-MBA for Nonprofit Organizations.