Michigan Economic Developers Association

Your Partner in Growing Your Community

The Charge to the Emerging Leaders Committee is as follows:

  • Ensure connectivity to industry professionals and establish a network of peers with expertise in the various aspects of economic development.
  • Provide formal individual and/or group opportunities for emerging leaders to be mentored by experienced economic development professionals.
  • Provide emerging leaders with specific professional development opportunities.
  • Create a network conduit for new members and established members.

Committee Chairs:

  • Clarinda Barnett-Harrison, United Way of Southeast Michigan
  • Stephanie Carroll, Manager, Business Development and Community Relations, City of Auburn Hills

Committee Members:

  • Quentin Bishop, Director of Business Attraction, Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County
  • William Butler, Business Development Representative, Detroit Regional Chamber
  • Tammy Henry, Executive Director, Luce County Economic Development Corporation
  • Monique Holliday-Bettie, Economic Development Manager, DTE Energy
  • Ryan Hundt, Business Development Manager, MEDC, 
  • Brandon Jonas, Community and Economic Development Administrator, City of Roseville
  • Brent Jones, Vice President, Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership
  • Jonathan Klooster, Economic Development Coordinator, City of Grand Rapids
  • Samantha Mariuz, Director of Authorities, City of Auburn Hills
  • Tanya Markos-Vanno, President, Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Zachary Morris, Economic Development Consultant, Kinexus
  • Gordon Pearson, Community Economic Development Specialist, City of Roseville
  • Spence Riggs, Economic Development Coordinator, Mason County Growth Alliance
  • Samantha Seimer, Director of Authorities, City of Auburn Hills
  • Caralee Swanberg, CGBP, Egc(TL), Vice President of Economic Development, Lake Superior Community Partnership
  • Linda Williams, Economic and Community Engagement Supervisor, City of Madison Heights

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