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Staff Directory

The Great Lakes Commission is supported by a professional staff with offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Darren Nichols
Executive Director
About Darren Nichols



Laura Andrews
Design Manager
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Joe Bertram
Financial Operations Manager
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David Betcher
GIS Program Specialist
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Eric Brown
Senior Advisor for External Relations
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Patrick Canniff
Invasive Species Research Associate
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Thomas R. Crane
Deputy Director
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Margo Davis
Project Manager
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Matt Doss
Policy Director
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Eric Ellis
Project Manager
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Jill Estrada
Program Specialist
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Siyu Fan
GIS Developer
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Elaine Ferrier
Senior Program Specialist
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Evan Fischer
GIS Technician
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Pat Gable
Administrative Assistant
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Ken Gibbons
Program Specialist
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Dan Gold
Senior Program Specialist
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Meng Hu
GIS/Data Analyst
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Erika Jensen
Program Manager
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Laura Kaminski
Grants and Contracts Manager
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Don Leflouria Jr
Help Desk Specialist
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Reilly Manz
Acting Communications Coordinator
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Victoria Pebbles
Program Director
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Samantha Tank
Program Specialist
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Beth Wanamaker
Communications Manager
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Ceci Weibert
Senior Program Specialist
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Ned Willig
Program Specialist
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Nicole Zacharda
Program Manager
About Nicole Zacharda


David L. Knight
Great Lakes Dredging Team, Great Lakes Daily News and Special Projects

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