Staff title used on non-program pages.
Tracy Ross Project Coordinator Tracy Ross is the Project Coordinator for the DMAP Team. Tracy has several years of experience in administrative assistance and customer service. Tracy graduated from Wayne County Community College with dual Associates Degrees in Arts and Science with a CIS minor. Tracy works with the DMAP
Mary McCardwell Project Manager Mary McCardwell, an Economic Growth Institute project manager, is pleased to support entrepreneurship and innovation. Her efforts help technology innovators communicate value, connect with influencers and university resources, and prioritize critical actions essential to bringing a technical product to market. Mary's is a believer in bringing "team" and
Samrat Kundu Research Associate PTAC Samrat Kundu is a Research Associate at the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, & the Economy (IRLEE) at the University of Michigan (UM). Under the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) program, he provides market research, competitive analysis and federal business opportunities for clients.
Niko Porikos Research Associate FCP | SCIP Niko Porikos is a Research Associate at the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, & the Economy (IRLEE) at the University of Michigan (UM). Under the First Customer Program (FCP) he provides market research and competitive analysis for start-up and small companies
Niki Vick Business Administrator Niki Vick is the Business Administrator of the Economic Growth Institute at the University of Michigan, where she has given administrative oversight for over 18 years and has been employed with the University of Michigan for over 26 years in all areas of business administration.
Kristin Burgard Project Manager Kristin Burgard is a project manager for the Small Company Innovation Program (SCIP) and has been at the Institute for 3 years. She’s worked in product management, marketing, and technical sales and support. In her previous job she helped Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awardees find
Deborah Dash Moore Affiliated Faculty Detroit Chene Street History Project Deborah Dash Moore has been in recent years teaching and studying documentary photography and has been involved in the Chene Street Project, a public history project in Detroit.
Scott Jacobs Program Director Scott has been the Director of GLTAAC since 2001. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of GLTAAC. Before becoming Director, he served as a researcher then Project Manager with GLTAAC. During this time he worked with management at dozens of companies, conducting industry analyses
Bruce Pietrykowski Research Scientist Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy (IRLEE) Bruce Pietrykowski, Ph.D. is currently Professor of Economics and Director of the Urban and Regional Studies Program. He researches urban environment with a background that is not strictly transport or mobility history. Bruce was granted his
Megan Reichert DMAP Program Director DMAP Megan Reichert is Director of the Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program (DMAP) and she provides oversight to the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) program as well. She joined the institute in 2014 after having worked at the University of Michigan as the Venture Accelerator