Portrait of Michael Wirth-Davis
Adjunct Faculty
Leadership and Management Area

    Michael Wirth-Davis is president and CEO of Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota (St. Paul). He began his tenure in November 1990 and has more than 35 years of experience in a variety of nonprofit and community leadership positions. 

    He holds a doctorate in public administration and management from Hamline University. His areas of interest include ethics, board governance, strategic planning, organizational development, leadership and management, public policy and international rehabilitation. 

    He has served in national leadership roles for both Goodwill Industries International (GII) and Easter Seals. Currently, he serves as faculty for GII’s Executive Development Program, focusing on ethics. International leadership includes the Workability International (WI) board of directors. Wirth-Davis is also a frequent keynote speaker and presenter at local and national training conferences.

    He has served on the local boards of Minnesota’s Charities Review Council, the Nonprofit Assistance Fund and the Itasca Project. Previously, he served on the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Board and the Baldrige Minnesota Quality Award panel of judges. He has received multiple local and national leadership awards.

    In addition to his position as an adjunct faculty member at the Humphrey School, Wirth-Davis is a member of the Humphrey School’s Future Services Institute. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Hamline University’s School of Business Graduate Program in Nonprofit Management.