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 them plan their new or expanded facilities. We are a friendly and efficient single point of contact for companies and site selectors as they 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 & Administration

Maureen Donohue Krauss

Maureen Donohue Krauss

President & CEO

Tesia Mamassian

Tesia Mamassian

Vice President of Operations

KaBao Yang

KaBao Yang

Administrative Coordinator

Talent Solutions

Sarah Gregory

Sarah Gregory

Director of Talent Solutions

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

VP, Business Development

Specialty: Financial Services, Site Selectors

Will Butler

Will Butler

Sr Business Development Manager

Specialty: Corporate & Professional Services, Real Estate Support

Connie Loh

Connie Loh

Business Development Manager

Specialty: Digital Technology

Marisa Kuhn

Marisa Kuhn

Business Development Coordinator

Specialty: International Delegations

Ayesha Miah

Ayesha Miah

Project Coordinator

Specialty: RFI Services

Marketing

Tamekia (Ashford) Nixon

Tamekia (Ashford) Nixon

VP, Marketing

Talitha Johnson

Talitha Johnson

Marketing Manager

Research

Angela Ladetto

Angela Ladetto

VP, Business Intelligence and Research

Haintso Rakouth

Haintso Rakouth

Lead Generation & Market Strategist

Jessica Worley

Jessica Worley

Research Manager

Julia Anderson

Julia Anderson

Research / GIS Coordinator

Detroit Regional Partnership Board Members

Our governing board consists of 18 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

Mike Duggan
Mayor, City of Detroit

Warren Evans
Wayne County Executive

Mark Hackel
Macomb County Executive

Chris Ilitch
President & CEO, Ilitch Holdings

Wright L. Lassiter III
President & CEO, Henry Ford Health System

Chip McClure
Managing Partner, Michigan Capital Advisors

Cindy Pasky
President & CEO, Strategic Staffing Solutions

Ray Scott
President & CEO, Lear Corporation

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

Ray Telang
Michigan Managing Partner, PwC

Gary Torgow
Executive Chairman, TCF Financial Corporation

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

Richard DeVore
Regional President, Southeast Michigan, PNC Bank

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

John Fox
President & CEO, Beaumont Health

Matthew Godlewski
Director, Government & Stakeholder Relations, Ford Motor Company

Chris Ilitch
President & CEO, Ilitch Holdings

Wright L. Lassiter III
President & CEO, Henry Ford Health System

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

Mariam Noland
President, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

Cindy Pasky
President & CEO, Strategic Staffing Solutions

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

Kevin Ryan
Program Officer, Ford Foundation

Ray Scott
President & CEO, Lear Corporation

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

Gary Torgow
Executive Chairman, TCF Financial Corporation

Darren Walker
President, Ford Foundation

Kylee Mitchell Wells
Executive Director, Southeast Michigan, Ballmer Group

Ridgway White
President & CEO, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation