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LEAP Announces 2018 Officer Slate

Wednesday, January 3, 2018  
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The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is pleased to announce the 2018 Officer Slate as presented and approved at its Board of Directors and Annual Meeting on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, in East Lansing, MI. 

“I am looking forward to working with the outstanding team at LEAP and our dedicated board members in 2018, as LEAP continues its mission of advancing economic development for our region,” said April Clobes, incoming LEAP Board Chair and President and CEO of MSU Federal Credit Union. “Economic growth is vital for the long term success of the community and instrumental in our goals of growth and attracting top talent for our businesses.”

By a unanimous vote of the full Board of Directors, the 2018 LEAP Officer Slate, was approved as follows:

2018 Executive Committee Officer Slate

  • Chair: April Clobes, MSU Federal Credit Union
  • Vice-Chair: Edythe Hatter-Williams, CAMW!
  • Treasurer: Jim Robinson, Farm Bureau Insurance Company
  • Secretary: Daryl Adams, Spartan Motors, Inc.
  • At-Large: Steve Reynolds, AF Group
  • At-Large: Timothy Salisbury, PNC Financial Services Group
  • At-Large: Don McNabb, Triterra
  • At-Large: Deanna Swisher, Foster-Swift
  • Past Chair: Steve Curran, Harvest Creative Services

2018 Steering Committee At-Large Seats

  • County: Sarah Anthony, Ingham County
  • City: Samantha Harkins, City of Lansing
  • Township: Kenneth Fletcher, Delta Charter Township
  • Small Business: Jeffrey Benson, CASE Credit Union
  • Small Business: Mark McDaniel, Cinnaire
  • Small Business: Chris Thelen, Consumers Energy
  • Small Business: Colin Cronin, DTN Management
  • Small Business: Pat Spyke, LAFCU

Notably, LEAP has expanded its At-Large seats on the Executive Committee for 2018 in an effort to address the needs of the organization and the region.

“Over the past 10 years a real spark has ignited within our region. LEAP has been a part of making that happen, bringing $1.6 billion in private investment and more than 4,000 direct jobs to the region,” said Bob Trezise, President & CEO, LEAP. “Without our members and the strong leadership from within, LEAP and our region wouldn’t be where we are now. We’re poised for a strong 2018, and are ready to leap forward even further!”


The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is a coalition of area leaders committed to building a prosperous and vibrant region where business can thrive. To do this, we help entrepreneurs start new businesses, help existing businesses grow, and attract new businesses to the region. For more information about LEAP, please visit

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