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Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Program

James Huebschman

James Huebschman Research Associate GLTAAC James Huebschman is a Research Associate for the Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (GLTAAC). He is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Business Administration at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.  Prior to graduate school, James completed a Bachelor's degree in Chemical

Todd Pollak

Todd Pollak Research Associate GLTAAC Todd previously worked as Co-Director for S.E.E. Innovation, a nonprofit program with a mission is to build awareness, capacity, and structures for social and environmental transformation. Much of his past work focused on programs aimed at advancing sustainability in the book industry and improving the

Paula Avila Palomares

Paula Avila Palomares Research Associate GLTAAC Paula is a dual Master's student in Public Administration and Applied Economics. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México in Mexico City specializing in financial economics, economics of energy, natural resources and sustainable development.  Paula joined

Scott Phillips

Scott Phillips Senior Project Manager Scott joined the Great Lakes TAAC in April 2018. He is a veteran of product innovation, business development, marketing strategy and entrepreneurship. He has experience across many industries and has held leadership positions with Whirlpool Corporation, Fortune Brands and Burger King Corporation. Scott has

Paul Crossley

Paul Crossley Senior Project Manager Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center Prior to joining GLTAAC in April 2018, Paul operated his own manufacturing and supply chain consulting business. He has worked as a consultant for QP Group on supply chain and procurement projects. Paul also worked at the adult

Kevin Rucinski

Kevin Rucinski Senior Project Manager Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center Kevin joined the Economic Growth Institute in June of 2017.  Kevin brings a wide range of abilities and industry experience to the team.  Most recently, he was Vice President/General Manager of Douglas Electric Company.  He has extensive experience in

Sarah Crane

Sarah Crane Project Manager Sarah Crane serves as research manager at the Economic Growth Institute.  She is currently pursuing her doctorate in International Development with a focus on economics and has her masters in International Relations.  Previously she has managed state and federal grants for local farming initiatives and also

Tracy Ross

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

Scott Jacobs

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 and

Carey Schoenig

Carey Schoenig Project Manager Carey joined the Great Lakes TAAC in 2013. She has a background in Marketing and Product Management, with experience in online/archival information publishing, life sciences, engineering, and non-profit settings. At GLTAAC, Carey’s responsibilities include program promotion and administrative functions. She holds an MBA from the University