Your Partner in Growing Your Community

The Charge of the Advocacy Committee is as follows:

  • Carry out the Board-approved advocacy plan.

Committee Co-Chairs:

  • Kurt M. Brauer, Partner, Warner Norcross + Judd LLP
  • Mary Myers, CBSP, Director of Business Development, Lake Superior Community Partnership

Committee Members:

  • Contessa Alexander, Development Analyst, City of Muskegon
  • Peter Anastor, Director, Office of Rail, Michigan Department of Transportation
  • Craig Clark, Owner, Clark Communications
  • Lois Ellis, Executive Director, Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance
  • Todd Fenton, CEcD, EDFP, Deputy City Manager, City of Royal Oak
  • Rochelle Freeman, Business and Economic Development Director, City of Southfield
  • Rich Houtteman, Community Affairs Manager, Consumers Energy
  • Ryan Hundt, Executive Director, Michigan Works! Association
  • Madison Jarmon, Community Affairs Manager, Consumers Energy
  • Michelle LaJoie, Executive Director, Alger-Marquette Community Action Board
  • Samantha Mariuz, MPA, EDFP, Vice President, Economic Development Services, AKT Peerless Environmental Services
  • James McBryde, President and CEO, Middle Michigan Development Corporation
  • Margaret McCammon, PhD, MBA, Portfolio Manager, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Paula Nas, Director, Office of Economic Development, University of Michigan - Flint
  • Christine Roeder, EDFP, Executive Vice President / Regional Economic Competitiveness Officer, Detroit Regional Partnership
  • Sarah Snoeyink, Economic Development Coordinator, Market Van Buren
  • Caitlyn Stark, President, Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Tracey Tucker, Economic Enhancement Director, Charter Township of Flint
  • Alan Weber, Managing Vice President, Business Development, 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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Michigan Economic
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P.O. Box 15096
Lansing, MI 48901-5096
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