​Dani Walsh

Candidate for Bloomfield Township Trustee

ABOUT ME
Family
I am blessed with an amazing family, life-long friends, a loving boyfriend, and a strong Catholic faith. Although life isn’t always perfect or easy, it is the love of family, faith, and community that has always helped me grow. I am so excited to use my experiences and strength of character to give back to my community.

Family Life – I was born in Bloomfield Township in 1972, to my wonderful parents David (deceased) and Geri Walsh. My 2 older sisters Toni (Walsh) Burns and Cathy (Walsh) McCotter, have always been my biggest supporters, friends, and guides through life. They blessed me with brothers-in-law, Mark Burns and Marty McCotter, as well as a total of 5 completely amazing nephews and nieces that light up my world. My extended family is filled with fabulous Aunts, Uncles, and hundreds of cousins that always keep me laughing & smiling. I am dating the love of my life, Paul Williamson, and he is my rock. Paul is a dad to 2 beautiful, kind, and strong girls. Having such great role models in my groups of family, friends, faith, and love is what keeps me grounded, focused, and filled with the need to help others.

Education

I attended Andover High School, graduating in 1990.  I participated in many activities including basketball, volleyball, softball, The Jills choir, Drum Major in the band, President of SADD, and am now the Senior Class Historian who hosts the class reunions.

I am a proud Wolverine, graduating from University of Michigan in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Marketing and Communications. My activities included Association of Big Ten Student Government Representative (only 1 student of each Big 10 school chosen), Kinesiology Student Government Treasurer, Michigan Student Assembly Representative, Executive Committee Vice-chair, Budget Priorities Chair, and Alumni Leadership Board.  I remain active with many alumni activites to this day.

Experience

As a Business Development Manager for a global corporation, my day is focused on helping to develop our strategic plan for the company, building channel partnerships with other corporations, bidding on procurement contracts to federal, state and local government entities, providing culture training to corporations to improve diverse or divisive groups that need to work together.

Our current board has a divisive culture, where they are more concerned with attacking each other and fighting on tangents, rather than focusing on issues and finding a way to work together. In addition to representing your needs, I can guide the new board by encouraging a more honest and respectful culture that benefits the citizens.

Community

Catechist and Cantor at St. Owen Catholic Church for over 20 years

Parish Council Member and Bell Choir Member at St. Owen for a total of 9 years each

For a few years, I’ve collected winter gear to put together “Warming Gifts” that include coat, hat, scarf, & gloves. I hand them out to the homeless throughout Detroit.