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Mark DensonInterim Vice President of Business Development 313-237-6096
Charlotte FisherDirector of Marketing and Communications 313-237-4603
Kenyetta Hairston-BridgesVice-President of Real Estate and Financial 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
Glen Long, Jr.Executive Vice President of Administration & Chief Financial Officer 313-237-4616
Jennifer KanalosDirector of Board Administration 313-483-4150
Rebecca NavinGeneral Counsel 313-237-4627
Sarah PavelkoDirector of Real Estate 313-237-6089
Mariangela PledlDirector of Small Business Programs 313.237.6092
Michael Reijm-RaffertyVice President of Small Business Services 313-294-5805
Kelly ShovanController 313-237-4640
Tiffini D. SmithDirector of Human Resources 313-237-4625
Crystal SmithDirector of Philanthropy 313-294-5823
David WhiteDirector of Business Development 313237-4621
Virginia WilkinsonSenior Director of Business Development 313-483-4159


Nicholas AllenAssociate Real Estate Manager 313-237-4629
Sheila AnthonyReceptionist 313-963-2940
Pierre BattonSenior Small Business Programs Manager 313-294-5829
Martell BivingsDistrict Business Liaison - District 4 313-510-5288
Bobby BooneSmall Business Retail Manager 313-237-4635
Elizabeth BrinsonAccounting Associate 313-237-6095
Helen BroughtonMotor City Match Business Development Manager 313-294-5817
Cora CaplerBrownfield Redevelopment Associate 313-294-5827
Kyla CarlsenSenior Small Business Finance & Operations Manager 313-237-4610
Sandra ChoiDirector of International Trade & Investment 313-237-4623
Keyra CokleyAssociate Technical Assistance Manager 313-237-4628
Denise ColonaCommunity Liaison 313-237-4624
Cleveland DaileySenior Construction Project Manager 313-237-4605
Gregoire Eugene-LouisSmall Business Services Coordinator 313-237-4608
Edward FisherOffice Assistant 313-237-4639
LaTosha FranklinCompliance Associate 313-237-4638
Catherine FrazierSenior Real Estate Manager 313-237-4609
Gay HilgerSenior Admin Associate 313-237-4637
Denise HundleyFinancial Associate 313-237-4614
Tenecia JohnsonDistrict Business Liaison - District 1 313-460-0775
Damon JordanSenior Real Estate Manager - Industrial 313-237-4636
Joyce JosaitisChief Legal Assistant & Office Manager 313-237-4634
Andrew LuccoBusiness Development Manager 313-237-4617
Nicholas MarshReal Estate Analyst 313-879-3261
Michael MarshallMCM Business Development Manager 313-294-5809
Luz MezaDistrict Business Liaison - District 6 313-510-2488
Kristen MorrisExecutive Assistant - Small Business Services 313-483-4110
Md-Abdul MuhitDistrict Business Liaison - District 3 313-452-7704
Dennis PerkinsDistrict Business Liaison - District 5 313-452-1926
Martha PotereSenior Small Business Services Strategy Manager 313-294-5801
Orza RobertsonSenior Project Manager 313-237-6098
Cierra RozierExecutive Assistant to the CEO 313-237-4602
Charla SandersReal Estate Strategy & Compliance Manager 313-294-5813
Nevan ShokarReal Estate Manager 313-294-5826
Sandra SmithProperty Maintenance Manager 313-237-4611
Jacqueline SuuppiExecutive Assistant - Business Development 313-237-6094
Brian VosburgBrownfield Redevelopment Manager 313-237-4612
Brianna WalkerDistrict Business Liaison - District 7 313-515-6979
Yihan WangAssociate Manager of International Retention & Expansion 313-294-5828