Delore Zimmerman, Ph. D.

Co-founder, President & CEO
Co-founder, Praxis Africa

An economic development strategist with more than 30 years of domestic and international experience, Delore works with local and regional economic development groups, technology-driven companies and universities to create innovative, technology-based economies.

He is the co-founder, president and CEO of Praxis Strategy Group and co-founder of Praxis Africa, a network of development professionals with a demonstrated commitment and capability to implement sustainable development in their home country and in cooperation with other affiliates throughout the African continent. Affiliates are currently located in Ghana, Liberia and Tanzania. Delore has received eight Small Business Innovation Research awards from the USDA to develop tools and practices that rural regions can use to build competitive communities in a global, networked economy and has advised regional development organizations in Wales, England, South Korea and Africa.

Delore holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of North Dakota and a doctoral degree from Pennsylvania State University, where his work focused on the mobilization of territorial-based alliances for economic development.