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David Hammer

The ICA Group
Executive Director
Boston, New York, Oakland
David Hammer is the Executive Director of the ICA Group, the country’s oldest national organization dedicated to democratic employee ownership. Mr. Hammer is a leading practitioner of employee buyouts of small business and worker cooperatives. Mr. Hammer joined the ICA Group in 2008 and served as a Senior Business Consultant until assuming the position of Executive Director in June 2013. He has spent his career working for organizations dedicated to empowering workers and the communities in which they live. David’s areas of expertise include market research, business planning, governance, policy analysis, data analysis, and financial modeling.Prior to joining the ICA Group David served as Assistant Director of Research of 1199SEIU, a 300,000 member health care union with members in New York, Massachusetts, Maryland and Washington DC. Previously he conducted research for UNITE in New York City and the United Steelworkers of America in Pittsburgh. David has worked on a wide variety of projects throughout the country in industries as diverse as long term care, industrial laundries, apparel distribution, food retail, tire manufacturing, temporary staffing, hospitality, aluminum can manufacturing, as well as various small manufacturing settings.David earned a Master’s of Science from the Labor Relations and Research Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Bachelor’s degree in History from UMass, Amherst.


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