The overall management and control of the MEDC rests with an Executive Committee consisting of twenty members, appointed by the Governor of the State of Michigan. The Executive Committee appoints the Chief Executive Officer, who administers all programs, funds, personnel, and all other administrative transactions of the MEDC. In addition to the Executive Committee, the MEDC has a Corporation Board of participants. Executive Committee meetings are open to the public and are held at the MEDC’s Lansing Office or at other Michigan sites. As a public body, the MEDC Executive Committee is subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), as well as the Open Meetings Act (OMA). For a copy of the MEDC By-Laws.
The goal of the MEDC Executive Committee is to ensure MEDC performs and is recognized as one of the top ten state economic development organizations in the nation. The MEDC Executive Committee will support the MEDC through governance, support to enable results-based action, and advocacy for the organization and economic development in Michigan.
Chair, MEDC Executive Committee, President & CEO, Business Leaders for Michigan, Detroit
Vice Chair, MEDC Executive Committee, Corporate Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor
Chief Executive Officer, ASG Renaissance, Dearborn
David B. Armstrong
President and CEO, GreenStone Farm Credit Services, East Lansing
John W. Brown
Chairman Emeritus, Stryker Corporation, Portage
President and CEO, Council of Michigan Foundations, Grand Haven
President, Northern Michigan University, Marquette
Chief Operating Officer, Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville
Vice President, Government Relations, Ilitch Holdings, Detroit
Dr. Robert K. McMahan
President, Kettering University, Flint
David E. Meador
Vice Chairman & Chief Administrative Officer, DTE Energy, Detroit
President, Dowding Industries/Astraeus Wind Energy, Eaton Rapids
Thomas James Moran
CEO and Founder, Moran Iron Works, Onaway
Partner/President of Business Development, Short’s Brewing Company, Bellaire
J. Gregory Northrup
President, VNA Corporation, Grand Rapids
John B. "Jack" O'Reilly, Jr.
Mayor of the city of Dearborn, Michigan
Christopher L. Rizik
Chief Executive Officer and Fund Manager, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund, Ann Arbor
Anmar K. Sarafa
Founder, President & CIO, Steward Capital Management, Inc., Bloomfield Hills
Executive Director, Michigan State University Foundation
Mayor of the city of Flint, Michigan
MEDC Corporation Board meets annually to evaluate the MEDC’s performance via standards set by the Executive Committee, and may review Executive Committee acts if necessary. Representatives are appointed by the 59 MEDC interlocal partners and by the governor and include the MEDC Executive Committee. Members serve at the pleasure of the governor.
All meetings are held at the MEDC Lansing Office unless otherwise noted.
Please submit all FOIA requests to email@example.com. For more information including MEDC's FOIA policy and procedure, as well as information regarding the itemization of fees, visit the MEDC Media Room.