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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

Mary McCardwell

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

Ashlee Breitner

Ashlee Breitner Project Manager As a Senior Project Manager, Ashlee engages with companies in Michigan that supply the Department of Defense(DoD) to support them in stabilizing, growing and diversifying their businesses.  She develops an understanding of the company’s business in the current state and works with them to identify and

George Fulton

George Fulton The University of Michigan's Economics Rockstar George Fulton is currently the director at the Research Seminar in Qualitative Economics at the University of Michigan. He is also a research professor at the Economic Growth Institute where he is director of the Center for Labor Market Research. Dr. Fulton has been forecasting economic and

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

Kimberly Reid

Kimberly Reid Administrative Assistant Economic Growth Institute Kimberly D. Reid has been with the institute in various positions since 1985. She currently provides administrative support for staff and students. She also assists with financial administration and desktop support.