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The Great Lakes Economic Development Council Advisory Council is comprised of an impressive class of economic development professionals with a passion for the Great Lakes region.  All share a passion for the Great lakes region and optimism for for its future prosperity.  

As members of the Great Lakes Economic Development Council Advisory Board, this diverse and talented group will serve as stewards of the organization and the Great Lakes region. They will end their talents, knowledge and expertise to growing a propserous region for future generations.  Take a look at the outstanding lineup of the leadership team of the Great Lakes Economic Development Council below.  You can connect with them by clicking on their name to visit their LinkedIn profile 

Advisory Council Members

Representing Illinois

Representing Indiana



Teresa Nortillo
President & CEO
Nortillo Consulting Group


Eric Pitcher
Regional Director, Economic Development
BNSF Railway Company


Isaac Lee
Executive Director
Steuben County
Economic Development Corporation




Clarence Hulse
Executive Director
Economic Development Corporation Michigan City

Representing Michigan

Representing Minnesota


Jim Robey
Principal
Robey Analytics


Paul Krutko
President & CEO
Ann Arbor SPARK


Tom Lambrecht
Manager, Economic Development Services
Great River Energy




Janelle Greschner
Director of Business Recruitment
Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board

Representing New York

Representing Ohio


Joe Sayre
Senior Economic Development Specialist 
RG&E
 and NYSEG



Tracy Williams
CEO
TLW Group Inc


Janie Hanna
Economic Development Manager
Vorys



Mark Barbash
Founder & Director
Ohio Economic Development Institute


Representing Ontario

Representing Pennsylvania


Brad Hammond
Development Officer
City of Woodstock 


Donna Gillespie
Chief Executive Officer
Kingston Economic Development Corp.


James Grunke
President & CEO
ERIE Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership



Sean Ziller

Deputy Director of Economic Development
City of Bethlehem PA

Representing Quebec

Representing Wisconsin



Vacant



Vacant



Dean Prestegard
Senior Economist
HDR


Diane Lupke
President
Diane Lupke & Associates, Inc.

At-Large Members



Mark Litten
Vice President, Economic Development 
Putnam County Chamber of Commerce

Alia Abbas
Founder
Alia Consulting - Economic Development Firm