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 Co-Chairs:

  • Stephanie Carroll, Manager, Business Development and Community Relations, City of Auburn Hills
  • Samantha Mariuz, MPA, EDFP, Vice President, Economic Development Services, AKT Peerless Environmental Services

Committee Members:

  • Faris Alami, Founder & CEO, International Strategic Management (ISM, Inc.)
  • Tyler Bailey, Small Business Specialist, City of Flint
  • Emma Bostwick, Tri-County Development Manager, Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP)
  • Erica Burman, Economic Development and Financial Services Specialist, City of Roseville
  • William Butler, Senior Business Development Manager, Detroit Regional Partnership
  • Aurelius Christian, Lansing Community Development Fellow, Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM)
  • James V. Gammicchia, MPA, Administrative Services Specialist, City of Roseville
  • Christopher Germain, Chief Executive Officer, Lake Superior Community Partnership
  • Madison Jarmon, Community Affairs Manager, Consumers Energy
  • Brandon Jonas, Economic Development Coordinator, City of Center Line
  • David Lutz, Vice President, Community Development Executive, NTH Consultants
  • Tanya Markos-Vanno, PMBC Development and Operations Manager, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Zachary Morris, EDFP, Executive Director, Market Van Buren
  • Tiffini D., Smith, MBA, MSA-HRM, Director of Human Resources, Detroit Economic Growth Corp.
  • Sarah Snoeyink, Economic Development Coordinator, Market Van Buren
  • Samantha Timko, Chief Assistant to the Township Supervisor, Charter Township of Orion
  • Jacob Uhazie, Planning and Economic Development Coordinator, City of Livonia
  • Linda Williams, Vice President of Business Development, Simiron Road and Bridge Division
  • Kasey Zehner, Director of Business Development, Greater Gratiot Development, Inc.

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Contact Us

Michigan Economic
Developers Association
P.O. Box 15096
Lansing, MI 48901-5096
PH: 517-241-0011