Consultative Panel

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    Jim Baker

     Executive Director, Innovation and Industry Engagement, Michigan Technological University

  • Photo of Dave Bee

    Dave Bee

    Director, West Michigan Regional Planning Commission (WMRPC)

  • Photo of Robin Boyle

    Robin Boyle

    Professor of Urban Planning, Chair of Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Wayne State University

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    Dan Casey

    CEO, EDA of St. Clair

  • Photo of John Egelhaaf

    John Egelhaaf

    Executive Director, Southwest Michigan Planning Commission

  • Photo of Peilei Fan

    Peilei Fan

    Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning; School of Planning, Design, and Construction; Michigan State University

  • Photo of Rita Fields

    Rita Fields

    University of Michigan

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    Jane Fitzpatrick

    Program Manager, East Michigan Council of Governments

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    Sam Forrest

    Associate Professor, MSU College of Business

  • Photo of Eric Frederick

    Eric Frederick

    State Program Manager, Connect Michigan

  • Photo of Denise Graves

    Denise Graves

    University Relations Director, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

  • Photo of Ritchie H. Harrison

    Ritchie H. Harrison

    Co-Director, Great Lakes Leadership Academy, Michigan State University Extension

  • Photo of Charles A. Hasemann

    Charles A. Hasemann

    Executive Director, Michigan State University Innovation Center

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    Dave Ivan

    Community, Food & Environment Institute Director, MSU Extension
    Director, Greening Michigan Institute

  • Photo of Kevin A. Johnson

    Kevin A. Johnson

    Planner, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG)

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    Erin Kuhn

    Executive Director, West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission (WMSRDC)

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    Jeannine La Prad

    Senior Fellow, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW)

  • Photo of Jonathan Leinonen

    Jonathan Leinonen

    Instructor and Project Advisor, School of Business and Economics, Michigan Technological University

  • Photo of Rubén Martinez

    Rubén Martinez

    Director, Julian Samora Research Institute

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    Cassi Meitl

    Senior Advisor, Jobs and Economy Team, Mayor's Office at City of Detroit

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    Lori Mullins

    Director of Community Development Incentives, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

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    Nicole Noll-Williams

    Mid-Michigan Regional Director, Senator Gary Peters

  • Photo of Terence O'Neill

    Terence O'Neill

    Entrepreneurship Librarian, Michigan State University

  • Photo of Michael J. Polzin

    Michael J. Polzin

    Project Manager, Public Policy Associates, Inc.

  • Photo of Barry Randolph

    Barry Randolph

    Board Member, Church of the Messiah Housing Corporation

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    Joel Rash

    Founder, Flint Local 432

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    Diane Rekowski

    Executive Director, North East Michigan Council of Governments

  • Photo of Eric Shannon

    Eric Shannon

    Innovation & Performance Specialist (Southfield, MI)

  • Photo of Amber Shinn

    Amber Shinn

    Program Manager, University Research Corridor

  • Photo of Thomas M. Smith

    Thomas M. Smith

    Associate Director of the Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT)

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    Bill Stough

    CEO, Sustainable Research Group

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    Ken Szymusiak

    Managing Director, Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (Burgess IEI)

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    Steven Weiland

    Professor, MSU HALE

  • Photo of Arnold Weinfeld

    Arnold Weinfeld

    Director of Urban Policy Initiatives, Michigan State University Outreach and Engagement

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    Dennis West

    President, Northern Initiatives

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    Crystal Wilson

    MSU Extension

  • Photo of Kara Wood

    Kara Wood

    Economic Development Director, City of Grand Rapids