The Charge of the Education Committee is as follows:
- Oversee the educational needs identified by all committees, prioritize and implement in accordance with the vision/mission/strategic plan.
- Make topic and speaker recommendations to the Annual Meeting Committee.
- Enhance educational program profitability so that net education income from classroom programs enhances the revenue funding situation of MEDA.
- Explore alternative delivery of education to address needs of members.
Randy Thelen, President, Lakeshore Advantage Corporation
Calli Berg, CEcD, EDFP, Owner, BDM Services
Peggy J. Black, Principal Account Manager, DTE Energy
Mark Brucki, Executive Director, Economic Development and Government Relations, Lawrence Technological University
Dan Casey, Chief Executive Officer, Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County
Maureen Donohue Krauss, Vice President, Economic Development, Detroit Regional Chamber
Perrin T. Emanuel, President, HP Devco, Inc.
Joe Esbrook, Director of Operations and General Manager, Packerland Broadband
Jason Friedmann, Director, Community and Economic Development, City of Hamtramck
Janice Karcher, Vice President, Economic Development, Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce
Robert Moffit, City Administrator, City of Gladwin
Michael J. Montgomery, Principal, Montgomery Consulting Inc.
Rosalie Myers, Executive Coordinator, Roscommon County Economic Development
Holly S. Peoples, Director, Business Services, Michigan Works! The Job Force Board
Susan M. C. Pigg, CEcD, Executive Director, Tri-County Regional Planning Commission
Donald C. Schurr, President, Greater Gratiot Development, Inc.
Adam Smith, City Manager, Village of Jonesville
Rene Stephan, Business Development Specialist, Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County
Ken Szymusiak, Co-Director, New Economy Division, Lansing Economic Area Partnership (Leap, Inc.)
Ara Topouzian, President and Chief Executive Officer, Troy Chamber of Commerce
Raymond Vlasin, Team Development and Strategic Planning
Kara Wood, CEcD, Economic Development Director, City of Grand Rapids
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