Michigan Economic Developers Association

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

Committee Members:

  • Calli Berg, CEcD, EDFP, Owner, BDM Services
  • Jennifer Bruen, Project Coordinator, MSU EDA University Center for REI
  • William Butler, Business Development Representative, Detroit Regional Chamber
  • Dan Casey, Chief Executive Officer, Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County
  • Amy Clickner, CEcD, CFRM, Chief Executive Officer, Lake Superior Community Partnership
  • Rachel Elsinga, Economic Development Planner, Tri-County Regional Planning Commission
  • Rochelle Freeman, Business & Economic Development Director, City of Southfield
  • Garrett Geer, Vice President, Government & Business Development, AKT Peerless Environmental and Energy Services
  • Jeremy Hendges, Public Policy & Legislative Relations, Michigan Department of Talent & Economic Development
  • James Hettinger, President, JH Urban Development Services, LLC
  • Paul Holtz, Economic Development Director, City of Tecumseh
  • Brandon Jonas, Community & Economic Development Administrator, City of Roseville
  • Janice Karcher, Vice President, Economic Development, Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce
  • Mark King, Manager, Economic Development, DTE Energy
  • James McBryde, President and CEO, Middle Michigan Development Corporation
  • Kathleen Mechem, President, Organizational Solutions LLC
  • David Miller, Vice President, Chamber of Commerce - Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg
  • Mark Morante, Senior V.P., Community Development & MSF Fund Mgr., Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Charlene Page, Business Development Representative, Oakland County Economic Development and Community Affairs
  • Don Schurr, President, Greater Gratiot Development, Inc.
  • Jennifer Spike, Government Relations Specialist, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Arnold Weinfeld, Director, Urban Policy Initiatives, Michigan State University, Outreach and Engagement
  • Kara Wood, CEcD, EDFP, Economic Development Director, City of Grand Rapids
  • Anna Zinkel, Business Development Manager, Ann Arbor SPARK

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