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The Charge of the Advocacy Committee is as follows:

  • Carry out the Board-approved advocacy plan.

Committee Co-Chairs:

  • Kurt M. Brauer, Attorney/Partner, Warner Norcross + Judd LLP
  • David J. Schreiber, Business Development Manager, Wayne County Economic Development Corporation

Committee Members:

  • Greg Bird, Managing Director, Legislative & External Affairs, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • William Butler, Senior Business Development Manager, Detroit Regional Partnership
  • Dan Casey, Chief Executive Officer, Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County
  • Valerie Christofferson, EDFP, Director, Economic Development, Consumers Energy
  • Amy Clickner, CEcD, CFRM, Chief Executive Officer, Lake Superior Community Partnership
  • Karl Dorshimer, CEcD, EDFP, Director, Business Development, Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP)
  • Todd Fenton, CEcD, EDFP, Economic Development Manager, City of Royal Oak
  • James Franklin III, Business Development Manager, Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce
  • Rochelle Freeman, Business and Economic Development Director, City of Southfield
  • Garrett Geer, Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, AKT Peerless Environmental and Energy Services
  • Mathias Heppler, President, Heppler Engineering Group, LLC
  • Malinda Jensen, MPA, JD, Senior Vice President, Board Administration & Government Affairs, Detroit Economic Growth Corp.
  • James McBryde, President and CEO, Middle Michigan Development Corporation
  • David Miller, President, Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Mark Morante, MSF Fund Manager, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Mary Myers, CBSP, Director of Business Development, Lake Superior Community Partnership
  • Charlene Page, EDFP, Senior Business Development Representative, Oakland County, Economic Development and Community Affairs
  • Christine Roeder, EDFP, Senior Vice President of Growth and Development, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Don Schurr
  • Shannon Selby, Director, Economic Development, Wayne County Economic Development Corporation
  • Jennifer Spike, Government Relations Specialist, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Tracey Tucker, Economic Enhancement Director, Charter Township of Flint
  • Alan Weber, Vice President, Global Investment & Trade, Detroit Regional Partnership
  • Arnold Weinfeld, Director for Workforce and Economic Development Partnerships, Michigan State University, Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship

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