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Robert L. Trezise, Jr.

Robert L. Trezise, Jr.

President & CEO

  Since 2011, Bob Trezise has been President & CEO of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), representing economic development efforts for the Greater Lansing region of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties. LEAP also has a contract to manage the City of Lansing’s economic development department, including its Brownfield Authori...

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Debbie Engel

Debbie Engel

Executive Assistant to the President & CEO / Director of Operations

debbie@purelansing.com 517.898.7963 517.702.3387 x 204

Jennifer Abood Morris

Jennifer Abood Morris

Vice President of Finance

jennifer@purelansing.com 517.243.3513 517.702.3387 x 201

Karl Dorshimer

Karl Dorshimer

Vice President of Economic Development

  A native of Lansing and graduate of Lansing Sexton High School, Karl has more than 20 years of experience in helping the city and greater Lansing region meet major economic challenges over time.  The Lansing of his young formative years was an idyllic world of easily available, high-paying manufacturing jobs that allowed direct acce...

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Keith Lambert

Keith Lambert

Vice President of Business Attraction

As Vice President of Business Attraction at LEAP, Keith spends much of his time engaging with site location consultants and industry executives who are actively considering prospective locations for new business operations. Keith works to inform, facilitate and persuade around the value proposition of a new-to-market company – whether US-base...

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Victoria Meadows

Victoria Meadows

Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Victoria Meadows is LEAP’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications. As a seasoned communications professional, with education and experience encompassing the full gamut of organizational communication, Victoria partners across the LEAP organization and community to help attract and retain business and people in the Lansing region. Vic...

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Tony Willis

Tony Willis

Vice President of New Economy
President of PROTO Accelerator

  As the Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Innovation for LEAP, Tony establishes and extends programming to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem throughout the Lansing region. With the goal of creating a culture of entrepreneurship, Tony works with local, regional and state resources to assist individuals and startups to launch products...

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Joe Carr

Joe Carr

Director of New Economy
Vice President of PROTO Accelerator

  Joe is the Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Team at LEAP. Bringing experience from the Detroit and Chicago entrepreneurial communities, he assists startups and entrepreneurs, connecting them to resources and expertise from area mentors. As a lifelong entrepreneur himself, Joe began mentoring startups and entrepreneurs to help...

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Hannah Bryant

Hannah Bryant

Economic Development Specialist

Hannah Bryant joined LEAP in May 2019 as an Economic Development Specialist with the Business Development Team. Hannah manages the City of Lansing’s Façade Improvement Program and the Corridor Improvement Authority Boards.   Born and raised in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and fascinated with watching her father build her chi...

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Kris Klein

Kris Klein

Economic Development Specialist

  Kris Klein is an Economic Development Specialist in the Business Development Division at LEAP, and is focused on helping businesses invest and grow in Lansing. Prior to LEAP, he held the position of Outreach & Operations Coordinator at South Lansing Community Development Association (SLCDA), engaging directly with community stakeholders...

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Rachel McIlvaine

Rachel McIlvaine

Rachel began her career at LEAP in September 2019 as an Economic Development Specialist with the Business Development Team. In her current role, she facilitates placemaking and development projects within the City of Lansing. She is passionate about community-centered economic development as a way to positively impact Lansing residents and business...

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Dillon Rush

Dillon Rush

Tri-County Development & Placemaking Manager

  Dillon Rush serves as the region’s Tri-County Development & Placemaking Manager at LEAP, delivering business attraction, retention, expansion and placemaking to Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties.   Following graduation in 2017 with a degree in psychology from the University of Michigan, Dillon launched CharlotteRising, a m...

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Katlyn Lindstrom

Katlyn Lindstrom

Marketing Content Manager

  Katlyn Lindstrom joined the LEAP team in January 2019 as the organization’s first Marketing Content Manager. Prior to LEAP, Katlyn served as the Web and Social Media Specialist for the Michigan Credit Union League, where she substantially grew the league’s social media presence. She also served as the Marketing and Communication...

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Anum Mughal

Anum Mughal

Manager of New Ventures
Program Architect for PROTO Accelerator

Anum started her journey with LEAP in January 2018 as a Marketing, Communication, and Talent Division apprentice, where she played key roles in developing LEAP’s social media strategy and in facilitating LEAP’s Youth Startup Expo event.

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