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Robert L. Trezise, Jr.

Robert L. Trezise, Jr.

President & CEO

Bob Trezise has been President & CEO of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) since 2011, which represents Global Lansing- Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties. LEAP also has a contract to manage the City of Lansing’s economic development department, including its Brownfield Authority, Tax Increment Finance Authority and the Lan...

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Debbie Engel

Executive Assistant to the President and CEO / Director of Operations

debbie@purelansing.com

Karl Dorshimer

Karl Dorshimer

Vice President of Economic Development

With over 20 years of experience in economic development at both the regional and local level Karl brings a wide variety of skills and practical knowledge to the LEAP team.   He is an expert in Brownfield Redevelopment, Intergovernmental Development, Development Finance and Business Expansion, Retention and Attraction.  He has been d...

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Keith Lambert

Keith Lambert

Vice President of Business Attraction

Keith Lambert is a driven and passionate economic development professional, who lives and breathes improving human progress through economic development. Prior to accepting the role of Vice President of Business Attraction at LEAP, Keith led the business recruitment program for Charleston County Economic Development in South Carolina, where he emp...

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Victoria Meadows

Victoria Meadows

Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Victoria joined the LEAP team in January 2017. Previous to LEAP, Victoria served as the Library Communications Manager at Lansing Community College where she worked to increase awareness of and engagement with students and employees on behalf of the Library. In addition, Victoria served as the Program Coordinator for One Book One LCC, Lansing Commu...

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Stella Sorovigas

Vice President of Finance

stella@purelansing.com

Tony Willis

Tony Willis

Director, New Economy Division
President, PROTO Accelerator

As Director of the New Economy Division for LEAP, Tony establishes and extends programming for entrepreneurship and innovation throughout the Lansing region. With the goal of creating a culture of entrepreneurship, Tony works with local, regional, and state resources assist individuals and startups to launch products and create companies. Prio...

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Joe Carr

Joe Carr

Deputy Director, New Economy Division
Vice President, PROTO Accelerator

Joe is the Deputy Director of New Economy 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. Prior to his time at LEAP, Joe served as a Technology Specialist for the Maker Studios project at the East Lansing Publi...

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Hannah Bryant

Economic Development Specialist

hannah@purelansing.com

Kris Klein

Kris Klein

Economic Development Specialist

Kris began his career with LEAP in early November 2016.  Prior to LEAP, he held the position of Outreach & Operations Coordinator at the South Lansing Community Development Association (SLCDA).  Over his six-years at the SLCDA, he managed projects focused on local food access and municipal finance.   Kris received his Bache...

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Anum Mughal

Anum Mughal

Economic-Corridor Development Specialist

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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Dillon Rush

Dillon Rush

Tri-County Development & Placemaking Manager

Dillon Rush joined the LEAP team in October 2018, taking on the role of Tri-County Projects and Placemaking Manager. Dillon been deeply involved in the leadership of many economic development efforts in the City of Charlotte over the last two-years as Charlotte first became a Rising Tide community, and then a Michigan Main Street community. From or...

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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, and substantially grew the league’s social media presence. She also served as the Marketing and Communication Specialist fo...

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