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Peter Chapman Executive Vice President of Business Development 313-237-4604
Mark Denson Director of Business Development 313-237-6096
Charlotte Fisher Director of Marketing and Communications 313-237-4603
Kenyetta Hairston-Bridges Director of Real Estate and Financial Services 313-237-6097
Amanda Hanlin Chief of Staff 313-237-4622
Malinda Jensen Senior Vice President of Government Affairs 313-237-4632
Glen Long, Jr. Chief Financial Officer 313-237-4616
Jennifer Kanalos Director of Board Administration 313-483-4150
Rebecca Navin General Counsel 313-237-6099
Mariangela Pledl Director of Small Business Programs 313.237.6092
Michael Reijm-Rafferty Vice President of Small Business Services 313-294-5805
Kelly Shovan Controller 313-237-4640
Tiffini D. Smith Director of Human Resources 313-237-4625
David White Director of Business Development 313237-4621
Virginia Wilkinson Director of Strategy and Business Intelligence 313-483-4159


Nicholas Allen Associate Real Estate Manager 313-237-4629
Sheila Anthony Receptionist 313-963-2940
Anthony Askew Small Business Program Manager - Motor City Match 313-294-5811
Joseph Brennan Business Development Associate 313-237-4615
Elizabeth Brinson Accounting Associate 313-237-6095
Helen Broughton Motor City Match Business Development Manager 313-294-5817
Kyla Carlsen Small Business Services Finance Manager 313-237-4610
Sandra Choi Business Development Manager - FDI 313-237-4623
Keyra Cokley Small Business Services Coordinator 313-237-4628
Denise Colona Community Liaison 313-237-4624
Cleveland Dailey Senior Construction Project Manager 313-237-4605
Gregoire Eugene-Louis Small Business Services Coordinator 313-237-4608
Edward Fisher Office Assistant 313-237-4639
LaTosha Franklin Compliance Associate 313-237-4638
Catherine Frazier Senior Real Estate Manager 313-237-4609
Lily Hamburger Senior Small Business Strategy Manager 313-237-4635
Gay Hilger Senior Admin Associate 313-237-4637
Denise Hundley Financial Associate 313-237-4614
Damon Jordan Senior Real Estate Manager - Industrial 313-237-4636
Joyce Josaitis Chief Legal Assistant & Office Manager 313-237-4634
Andrew Lucco MCM Associate Business Development Manager 313-237-4617
Nicholas Marsh Real Estate Analyst 313-294-3261
Michael Marshall MCM Business Development Manager 313-294-5809
Ayesha Maxwell Associate Brownfield Redevelopment Manager 313-294-5807
Kristen Morris Executive Assistant - Small Business Services 313-483-4110
Sarah Pavelko Senior Real Estate Manager 313-237-6089
Martha Potere Small Business Services Strategy Manager 313-294-5801
Orza Robertson Project Manager 313-237-6098
Cierra Rozier Real Estate Associate 313-237-4631
Charla Sanders Real Estate Strategy & Compliance Manager 313-294-5813
Sandra Smith Property Maintenance Manager 313-237-4611
Katie Rae Stolper Special Advisor to the CEO 313-294-5819
Jacqueline Suuppi Executive Assistant - Business Development 313-237-6094
Joseph Tate D2D Program Manager 313-237-6087
Eric Tuomey Senior Real Estate Manager 313-294-5826
Brian Vosburg Brownfield Redevelopment Manager 313-237-4612
Adrienne Zeigler Project Manager 313-237-4630