Michelle Elder, 36

Manager, Government Affairs

Michelle ElderMichelle Elder is an economic development professional with more than 11 years� experience in the private and public sector. She is the business development manager at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, with a focus on the Oakland County. She develops strong relationships with private-sector leaders, local governments, nonprofits and communities with the mission of creating more and better jobs in Michigan. She led business expansion projects that fostered multimillion dollar capital investments and added over 3,500 new jobs from the private sector. Elder serves as a member of the alumni board of governors for the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning. She is a certified Economic Development Finance Professional and a graduate of Leadership Detroit Class of XXXIV. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan, as well as a master certificate of real estate development.

The information presented here was accurate as of January 1, 2016.