I bring extensive knowledge of the South Bend – Elkhart region and Southwest Michigan, where I’ve helped grow businesses for nearly two decades.
As business development manager for Cornerstone Alliance and for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, I connected companies to communities, local partners, public services and resources. As the executive director for the Southwestern Michigan Economic Growth Alliance, I developed programs for business retention and expansion, business attraction, and new marketing strategies. I also managed the Berrien County Manufacturers Council and the Bertrand Crossing Industrial Park Association.
A certified economic developer (CEcD) through the International Economic Development Council and an economic development finance professional, it is an honor and privilege to serve on several economic development-related boards and committees, and I love getting hands-on experiences in the region where I live.