David P. Forsberg
Dean of the School of Business
A.B., Bowdoin College
M.U.A., Boston University
David P. Forsberg joined Anna Maria College on July 1, 2013 as Dean of the School of Business. He has been associated with the College since 2011 serving as a member of the Board of Trustees. Most recently, Dean Forsberg served as a visiting instructor of political science at the College of the Holy Cross and also served as interim president/CEO for Lutheran Social Services of New England, Inc.
Dean Forsberg’s career spans over three 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, Dean 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 1997, he joined Massport in Boston as the Director of Business Development where he remained until 1999, when he returned once again to Worcester to work with the Worcester Business Development Corporation (WBDC).
Dean Forsberg is best known locally for his work as the past president of the WBDC, where he was responsible for directing strategic development initiatives to meet the business goals of the corporation, as well as developing alliances with the regional business community. Key projects that were led by Dean Forsberg include Gateway Park and the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Past teaching experiences include instructor in urban studies at Worcester Academy, instructor in urban politics, Assumption College and Worcester State University, and visiting lecturer in public administration at Clark University.Dean 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.
Dean Forsberg serves on the Board of Directors of the Lutheran Social Services of New England and the Worcester Regional Research Bureau. He is the past recipient of the Worcester State College Community Service Medallion, the Boston University, Metropolitan College Alumni Award for Public Service to the Community and the Bowditch Award presented by the Worcester Business Development Corporation.