Detroit Regional Partnership Announces New Hires

The Detroit Regional Partnership, an economic development nonprofit focused on marketing the region to out-of-state and international companies, is pleased to announce the hiring of multiple team members.

The team expansion and leadership boost is part of the organization’s strategic plan to market the region as a world-class business location – in addition to serving as a single point of contact in helping companies seeking to invest in the 11-county Detroit region.

The Detroit Regional Partnership new hires include:

  • The Administrative Team: Tesia Mamassian, Operations Manager; Jessica Schatko, Investor Relations Manager; and Kabao Yang, Administrative Coordinator.
  • The Research Team led by Angela Ladetto, Vice President, Business Intelligence and Research; and team members, Jessica Worley, Research Manager; and Julia Anderson, Geographic Information System (GIS) Coordinator.
  • The Business Development Team with Kent Spencer, Vice President of Business Development; Connie Loh, Business Development Manager; Marisa Kuhn, Business Development Coordinator; and Ayesha Miah, Project Coordinator.
  • The Marketing Team led by Tamekia Ashford Nixon, Vice President of Marketing. Plans are also underway to expand the marketing team.

“I believe we have a very high performing and talented team in place as we scale our efforts nationally and globally, said Barry Matherly, CEO, Detroit Regional Partnership.Our team is strategically positioned for 2020 to engage and leverage global business leaders in an effort to bring them to the Detroit region.”

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