LANSING — The Michigan Financial Growth Corp. has appointed 4 officers to guide in new roles geared toward enterprise attraction, actual property improvement and web site readiness because the state competes for transformational initiatives.
MEDC earlier this week introduced the hires, together with Kerry Ebersole Singh as chief expertise options and engagement officer; Terri Fitzpatrick as chief actual property improvement and engagement officer; Joe Melvin as senior vp for world enterprise attraction; and Eric Miller as vp of home and overseas direct funding.
“These hires permit us to execute extra quickly our aim of constructing Michigan the No. 1 four-season financial system in North America by bringing extra experience to an already excellent crew that’s laser-focused on delivering Pure Alternative to each area and enterprise right here in our state,” MEDC CEO Quentin Messer Jr. mentioned in an announcement.
Ebersole Singh previously served as director of the state’s Sixty by 30 greater schooling and expertise improvement initiative inside the Division of Labor and Financial Alternative. In her new position, Ebersole Singh will work with companies and communities on expertise attraction.
Fitzpatrick is a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and most just lately served as chief working officer and vp of improvement at Lansing-based developer Boji Group LLC. Fitzpatrick additionally beforehand served as actual property director on the state Division of Expertise, Administration and Finances and as vp of tribal enterprise improvement on the MEDC. Fitzpatrick’s new position will contain coordinating web site improvement and infrastructure wants throughout the state for builders.
Melvin joins the MEDC after serving as director of enterprise improvement for North Carolina’s Southeast, an 18-county public-private financial improvement group. He’ll proceed in the same position on the MEDC by heading the company’s world enterprise attraction and enlargement technique.
As properly, Miller comes from an out-of-state place on the Higher Richmond Partnership in Virginia, the place he served as senior vp of enterprise improvement. A veteran financial improvement official, Miller will deal with worldwide and U.S. enterprise attraction.