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Staff Directory

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


Erika Jensen
Executive Director
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Laura Andrews
Design Manager
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Nichole Angell
Program Specialist
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Joe Bertram
Financial Operations Manager
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Eric Brown
Senior Advisor for External Relations
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Thomas R. Crane
Deputy Director
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Jill Estrada
Senior Program Specialist
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Amanda Grimm
GIS Project Manager
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Theresa Gruninger
Senior Program Specialist
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Don Leflouria Jr
IT Systems Technician
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James Polidori
Program Specialist
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Hannah Reynolds
Administrative Coordinator
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Connor Roessler
Program Specialist
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Samantha Tank
Project Manager
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Kate Truitt
GIS/Data Analyst
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Taaja Tucker-Silva
Senior Data Analyst
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Beth Wanamaker
Communications Manager
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Ceci Weibert
Project Manager
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Nicole Zacharda
Program Manager
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Charlie Collins
Graduate Student Intern – University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy

Alisha Davidson
Aquatic Invasive Species

David L. Knight
Great Lakes Daily News and Special Projects

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