Veronica Sanchez Peavey

Veronica Sanchez Peavey

Detroit Workforce System Leadership Development Academy, Class of 2017, Economic Opportunities Program

Senior Assistant Vice President – Adult Services; Regional Director, SER Metro-Detroit, Detroit, MI

Mrs. Veronica Sanchez Peavey is the Senior Assistant Vice President – Adult Services and a Regional Director for SER Metro-Detroit, Jobs for Progress, Inc. (SER), a workforce development organization which was established over 45 years ago in Detroit, MI. SER also has operations in Illinois, Texas and Pennsylvania. Veronica has dedicated almost 20 years to SER, whose mission is to Advance People, Grow Businesses, and Strengthen Communities. She is currently responsible for the administration, management, and implementation of SER Detroit based programs, including the Detroit One Stop Service Centers, a LISC funded Bridges to Opportunities program focused on apprenticeships and SER’s Center for Working Families.

Veronica holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Michigan. She has also a graduate of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit Program and The Center of Leadership Innovation Latino Nonprofit Leadership Academy and is Vice Chair of the reestablished University of Michigan Latino Alumni.

Veronica holds professional affiliations with the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals and the Michigan Works! Association.

Veronica Sanchez Peavey is a member of the Detroit Workforce System Leadership Development Academy Class of 2017, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.

The Workforce Leadership Academies are part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at