Rob Cleveland

Region 8
Cornerstone Alliance


Rob Cleveland is the President of the Cornerstone Alliance. Located in Michigan's Great Southwest, the Cornerstone Alliance is Berrien County's premiere economic development organization. He is a Certified Economic Development Professional (CEcD) by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). At Cornerstone, Cleveland leads a team of more than 12 individuals devoted to the enrichment of economic vitality, improved employment opportunities, expansion of the tax base and the creation of wealth in Berrien County.


Cleveland served as the Director of Economic Development and Community Affairs at Indiana Michigan Power (AEP), where he led the company's business attraction, retention and expansion activities. Prior to that, Cleveland was the Executive Director of the Blackford County EDC and was also a public relations specialist with Andretti Green Racing. He began his professional career as a video coordinator and scout with the Indiana Pacers (NBA) and Indiana Fever (WNBA).


Cleveland holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sport Administration from Ball State University.