Meet the Detroit Regional Partnership Team and Board

The Detroit Regional Partnership is an economic development nonprofit dedicated to promoting the 11-county region of southeast Michigan. Founded in 2019, our organization focuses on marketing to out-of-state and international companies, attracting investment to the region, and sharing our home’s story with the world.

Our team works with domestic and foreign companies alike, offering no-cost site selection assistance and other services to help you plan your new or expanded facilities. We are a friendly and efficient single point of contact for companies and site selectors as you explore the Detroit Region and consider investing in our home.

The Detroit Regional Partnership is a public-private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation jointly funded by the 11-county governments of the region, leading private-sector businesses, and the Cities of Detroit, Novi, and Southfield.

The Detroit Regional Partnership is committed to marketing, growing, and supporting the Detroit Region in every way that we can. From site selection services to project management assistance, our dedicated team of experts is here to help.

Detroit Regional Partnership Team

Leadership

Maureen Donohue Krauss

Maureen Donohue Krauss

President & CEO

Business Development

Justin Robinson

Justin Robinson

SVP, Business Development

Specialty: Mobility & Automotive
Alan Weber

Alan Weber

VP, Global Investment & Trade

Specialty: Logistics, Smart Manufacturing, RED
Kent Spencer

Kent Spencer

Director of Site Selector Services

Specialty: Financial Services, Site Selectors

Will Butler

Will Butler

Director of Business Development and Real Estate Services

Specialty: Corporate & Professional Services, Real Estate Support

Shannon Selby

Shannon Selby

Director of Real Estate Services

Speciality: Real Estate Initiatives, Verified Industrial Properties Program 
Ayesha Miah

Ayesha Miah

Associate Manager, Client Services & Strategy

Specialty: RFI Services
Marisa Kuhn

Marisa Kuhn

Business Development Coordinator

Specialty: International Delegations

Marketing and Business Intelligence

Angela Ladetto

Angela Ladetto

VP, Marketing & Business Intelligence

Annie Dubois

Annie Dubois

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Jessica Worley

Jessica Worley

Research Manager

Julia Anderson

Julia Anderson

Associate Manager, GIS & Site Intelligence

Haintso Rakouth

Haintso Rakouth

Lead Generation & Market Strategist

Talent Solutions

Sarah Gregory

Sarah Gregory

Director of Talent Solutions

 Trevor Leatzow

Trevor Leatzow

Talent Solutions Specialist

Administrative and Strategic Partnerships

Tesia Mamassian

Tesia Mamassian

VP, Operations

KaBao Yang

KaBao Yang

Executive Assistant to the CEO & Operations Coordinator

Darrell Maurer

Darrell Maurer

Human Resources and Benefits Coordinator

Maria LaLonde

Maria LaLonde

Director of Investor Relations

Grants Team

Melanie Piana

Melanie Piana

Senior Project Manager, Build Back Better Regional Challenge

Joe Horal

Joe Horal

Administrative Assistant, Build Back Better Regional Challenge

Detroit Regional Partnership Board Members

Our governing board consists of 19 senior leaders in the Detroit Region, including influential members of our local government and business community. The current Chairman of the Board is Gerard M. Anderson, Executive Chairman of DTE Energy.

Gerry Anderson (Chairman)
Executive Chairman, DTE Energy

Sandy Baruah
President & CEO, Detroit Regional Chamber

Kofi Bonner
CEO, Bedrock

David Coulter
Oakland County Executive

Matt Cullen
Chairman, JACK Entertainment

David Dauch
Chairman & CEO, American Axle & Manufacturing

Tina Freese Decker
President & CEO, BHSH System

Mike Duggan
Mayor, City of Detroit

Warren Evans
Wayne County Executive

Mark Hackel
Macomb County Executive

Chris Ilitch
President & CEO, Ilitch Holdings

Chip McClure
Managing Partner, Michigan Capital Advisors

Jerry Norcia
Chairman, President & CEO, DTE Energy

Rip Rapson
President & CEO, The Kresge Foundation

Robert G. Riney
President & CEO, Henry Ford Health

Ray Scott
President & CEO, Lear Corporation

La June Montgomery Tabron
President & CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Ray Telang
Michigan Managing Partner, PwC

Gary Torgow
Chairman, The Huntington National Bank

Kylee Mitchell Wells
Executive Director, Southeast Michigan, Ballmer Group

Ridgway White
President & CEO, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Detroit Regional Partnership Leadership Circle

The Detroit Regional Partnership also convenes a Leadership Circle to help drive our economic development agenda forward. The council consists of regional leaders who are prominent voices in their respective industries and communities. 

Gerry Anderson
Executive Chairman, DTE Energy

Kofi Bonner
CEO, Bedrock

Matt Cullen
Chairman, JACK Entertainment

David Dauch
Chairman & CEO, American Axle & Manufacturing

Dave Egner
President & CEO, Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation

Chris Ilitch
President & CEO, Ilitch Holdings

Daniel J. Loepp
President & CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Rip Rapson
President & CEO, The Kresge Foundation

Terry Rhadigan
Executive Director, Communications Operations and Corporate Giving, General Motors

Brian F. Rich
Senior Vice President & Chief Customer Officer, CMS Energy & Consumers Energy

Robert G. Riney
President & CEO, Henry Ford Health

Ray Scott
President & CEO, Lear Corporation

La June Montgomery Tabron
President & CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Gary Torgow
Chairman, The Huntington National Bank

Kylee Mitchell Wells
Executive Director, Southeast Michigan, Ballmer Group

Ridgway White
President & CEO, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Simon Whitelocke
Vice President, ITC Holdings Corp. & President, ITC Michigan