Terri Fitzpatrick

Senior Real Estate Advisor

Phone: 517-243-6753
Email: fitzpatrickt2@michigan.org


Terri Fitzpatrick joined the MEDC in December 2021 to lead the state’s site readiness and global attraction efforts. As Senior Real Estate Advisor, Terri coordinates site development and infrastructure needs throughout the state to prepare for future business attraction and expansion opportunities. As a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, she will also lead the MEDC’s Office of Tribal Business Development efforts, working with the State of Michigan’s 12 federally recognized Indian tribes in their business diversification endeavors.


Terri brings 35 years of corporate, tribal and public sector real estate experience to MEDC, including 10 years as Real Estate Director/VP of Development for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, six years as Real Estate Director for the State of Michigan’s Department of Technology, Management and Budget – where she also served as Tribal Liaison – and four years as VP of Tribal Business Development for the MEDC, designing the new program in collaboration with Michigan’s 12 Federally Recognized Indian Tribes.

Most recently, Terri comes off eight years specializing in public-private partnerships in the private sector for a boutique real estate development firm. As COO and VP of Development, she led organizational development, marketing, public relations and proposal development, facilities and construction teams and real estate development. Throughout her tenure, she has served as expert witness for the state on real estate transactions and presented before various legislative and governmental bodies. Terri has served on a variety of non-profits, boards and commissions, including as Tribal Housing Commissioner, Tribal Utility Commissioner and City Planning Commissioner.


Prior to her professional career, Terri attended Lake Superior State University in Sault. Ste. Marie and she is a graduate of the Michigan Political Leadership Program at Michigan State University.