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.
Chief Executive Officer, ASG Renaissance
Executive Director, American Arab Chamber of Commerce
Kyle D. Caldwell
CEO, Council of Michigan Foundations
Vice President of Business Affairs, Detroit Pistons
(Chair, MEDC Executive Committee)
CEO, Michigan State University Federal Credit Union
Jeffrey M. Donofrio
Director, Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity
President, Northern Michigan University
Regional President, Chemical Bank
Bobby J. Hopewell
President & CEO, Mobile Health Resources
Thomas D. Lutz
President, Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights
President, Crystal Mountain Resorts
Vice President Government Affairs, Ilitch Holdings
Dr. Robert K. McMahan
President, Kettering University
David E. Meador
Chief Administrative Officer, DTE Energy
Mayor Sheldon Neeley
Mayor, City of Flint
CEO, Short's Brewing Company
Corporate Vice President, Whirlpool Corporation
(Vice Chair, MEDC Executive Committee)
Bill Pink, Ph.D
President, Grand Rapids Community College
Philip W. Shaltz
CEO, Shaltz Automation
Ryan N. Waddington
General Partner, Huron River Venture Company
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.