Jack Martin is a respected businessman and public servant who brings decades of public and private sector expertise in finance, health care and public education to the Detroit community. A practicing CPA for nearly 40 years, Martin is the founder/chairman of Martin, Arrington, Desai & Meyers, P.C., Certified Public Accountants and Consultants. He has served three U.S. Presidents in positions including Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer for the U.S. Department of Education and Acting Director of the U.S. Selective Service System under President George W. Bush. He was also chairman of the Provider Reimbursement Review Board under Presidents George H. Bush and Bill Clinton.
In 2011, Martin was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder as Emergency Manager of Highland Park Schools and concurrently served as a member of the City of Detroit Financial Review Team. In 2012, Martin was named Chief Financial Officer of the City of Detroit by Mayor Dave Bing and Gov. Snyder. In July 2013, Gov. Snyder appointed Martin as Emergency Manager of Detroit Public Schools (which, as a product of DPS, gives him great pride). Mr. Martin’s term as Emergency Manager concluded in January 2015.
Martin’s exemplary record of community service includes serving on and chairing the boards of numerous organizations. He also proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.