Director of Asset Development
St. Clair Superior Development Corp
Responsible for advancement related activities conducted by the program staff; realigning advancement activities for greater efficiency. Assist in economic development activities that assist in expansions, city contacts, upsell properties in the area to new businesses and organizations. Establishment of business relationships and energy programs to reduce costs for electric and gas. Assist with sponsorships for area festivals and events to increase attraction to the area. Created and implemented a framework for internal staff collaborations including sharing organizational contacts and cross pollination of program activities. Identify short term and long term funding development goals that align with organization's strategic plan and create greater financial stability. Research foundations to identify funding alignment and write grants and proposals for all programs and operational support. Develop relationships with corporate and philanthropic funders.
- Developed business survey and business membership program launched in July 2017.
- Secured more than $700,000 in grants, memberships, and sponsorships.
- Created and launched the first business social and networking event in October for area businesses and supporters with over 70 positive RSVPs.