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The DEGC staff is a dedicated team of professionals working together to support existing businesses and bring new investment to Detroit. Please use the listing below to contact a DEGC staff member.

Go to our Careers page if you’re interested in joining the DEGC team.



Pierre BattonVice President of Small Business Services 313-294-5829
Mark DensonSr. Director of Existing Business and Operations 313-237-6096
Charlotte FisherVice President of Marketing and Communications 313-237-4603
Kenyetta Hairston-BridgesExecutive Vice President of Economic Development and Investment Services 313-237-6097
Lily HamburgerDirector of Small Business Retention & Attraction 313-559-5947
Amanda HanlinChief of Staff 313-237-4622
Malinda JensenSenior Vice President of Government Affairs 313-237-4632
Kevin JohnsonPresident & CEO 313-237-4602
Glen Long, Jr.Executive Vice President of Administration & Chief Financial Officer 313-237-4616
Jennifer KanalosDirector of Board Administration 313-483-4150
Bunlim LyVice President of Global Commerce 313-237-4604
Rebecca NavinGeneral Counsel 313-237-4627
Sarah PavelkoDirector of Development Services 313-237-6089
Mariangela PledlDirector of Small Business Programs 313.237.6092
Kelly ShovanController 313-237-4640
Tiffini D. SmithDirector of Human Resources 313-237-4625
David WhiteDirector of National/Regional Business Attraction 313237-4621
Virginia WilkinsonDirector of Business Intelligence 313-483-4159


Jean BelangerSenior Real Estate Manager 313-294-5819
Martell BivingsDistrict Business Liaison - District 4 313-510-5288
Elizabeth BrinsonAccounting Associate 313-237-6095
Helen BroughtonMotor City Match Business Development Manager 313-294-5817
Maxwell CameronProject Coordinator 313-237-4636
Cora CaplerBrownfield Redevelopment Associate 313-294-5827
Keyra CokleyAssociate Technical Assistance Manager 313-237-4628
Denise ColonaSmall Business Customer Service Manager 313-237-4624
Cleveland DaileySenior Construction Project Manager 313-237-4605
Gregoire Eugene-LouisMotor City Re-Store Manager 313-237-4608
Edward FisherOffice Assistant 313-237-4639
LaTosha FranklinCompliance Associate 313-237-4638
Catherine FrazierSenior Real Estate Manager 313-237-4609
Michele GodfreyDistrict Business Liaison - District 5 313-452-1926
Kaitlyn HavensGIS Analyst
Gay HilgerSenior Admin Associate 313-237-4637
Denise HundleyFinancial Associate 313-237-4614
Kaci JacksonReal Estate Manager 313-237-4631
Tenecia JohnsonDistrict Business Liaison - District 1 313-460-0775
Vanessa JohnsonExecutive Assistant - EDIS 313-294-5825
Joyce JosaitisChief Legal Assistant & Office Manager 313-237-4634
Paul KakoAssociate General Counsel 313-237-6099
Andrew LuccoMotor City Match Program Manager 313-237-4617
Alexis MabryLoan Coordinator 313-237-4629
Lashawna ManigaultDistrict Business Liaison - District 2 313-657-8495
Nicholas MarshReal Estate Analyst 313-879-3261
Michelle MatthewsSmall Business Development Manager 313-237-5809
Ja Lisia MelendezSmall Business Program Coordinator 313-294-5811
Kristen MorrisExecutive Assistant - Small Business Services 313-483-4110
Md-Abdul MuhitDistrict Business Liaison - District 3 313-452-7704
Martha PotereSenior Small Business Services Strategy Manager 313-294-5801
Michael ReyesDistrict Business Liaison - District 6 313-510-2488
Orza RobertsonSenior Project Manager 313-237-6098
Cierra RozierExecutive Assistant to the CEO 313-237-4602
Marco SalomoneBusiness Attraction Manager - Industrial
Charla SandersEDIS Strategy & Compliance Manager 313-294-5813
Nevan ShokarReal Estate Manager 313-294-5826
Sandra SmithEDIS Real Estate Coordinator 313-237-4611
Lauren StricklandBusiness Retention Manager - Industrial
Brian VosburgBrownfield Redevelopment Manager 313-237-4612
Brianna WalkerDistrict Business Liaison - District 7 313-515-6979