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Office of County Executive
Mark A. Hackel


Dr. Albert L. Lorenzo is President Emeritus of Macomb Community College and was serving as an Executive-in-Residence at Oakland University when Mark Hackel asked him to join his staff as Deputy County Executive.  His career in education and public service spans more than four decades and includes roles as professor, business officer, chief financial officer, and chief executive officer.  Al grew up in Detroit and studied finance and management while in college, earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting, a master’s in business administration, and a doctorate in administration.  He has taught in the fields of accounting and management, lectured at more than a dozen universities around the country, and has contributed to numerous publications on the topics of leadership, planning and organizational development.

Al is a highly respected civic leader and has shaped educational, workforce, and economic development policies on the local, state and national level.  He has extensive experience in organizational policy and governance and has served on several prominent boards including the Henry Ford Health System, Huntington Banks, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the Detroit Zoo, and the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He received commission appointments from three Michigan Governors and served a four-year term on the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors.  His many professional contributions have brought national recognition, including fourteen major leadership awards and two Honorary Doctoral degrees.  Upon his retirement from the presidency, Macomb’s Board of Trustees named the College’s highly acclaimed Cultural Center in his honor (

As Deputy County Executive, Al has oversight and Executive Office liaison responsibilities for Planning & Economic Development, Health & Community Services, Corporation Counsel, Workforce Development, Community Corrections, Medical Examiner, Mental Health, Veterans Services, Friend of the Court, and the County’s Medical Care facility. 

Al and his wife Katherine, a retired psychology professor, live in Clinton Township and both are actively involved in civic and charitable programs.  They have four children and eight grandchildren. Katherine currently serves on the Macomb College Board of Trustees.