Who We Are


Invest Detroit represents an experienced staff, dedicated board, and a group of passionate philanthropic partners who share a commitment to Detroit and all of its residents. With 24 years of growth, learning, and building new relationships, we continue to expand our tools and our community of partners.

Maureen Anway
VP, Neighborhoods
Nate Barnes
VP, Neighborhoods
Jason Barnett
SVP, Lending
Dave Blaszkiewicz
President and CEO
Ross Campbell
Senior Associate, Loan Accounting
Keona Cowan
EVP, Lending
Martin Dober
SVP, Venture and MD, ID Ventures
Deborah Dunbar
Associate Vice President, Portfolio Management
Derek Edwards
SVP, Lending
Shannon Ferrini
Executive Assistant
Lisa Fetter
Senior Associate, Credit
Elizabeth Freitas
VP and Head of Portfolio Management
Brittany Fritsch
Associate Vice President, Finance & Accounting
Kayla Garner
Associate, Finance & Accounting
Amber Gladney
SVP, Administration & Operations
Patti Glaza
EVP, Venture and MD, ID Ventures
Danielle Graceffa
General Counsel
Jamie Grimaldi
SVP, Finance and Accounting
Lily Hamburger
Associate Director, Business Support Network
Jennifer Hayes
SVP, Operations & Policy
Saul Hernandez
Associate Vice President, Credit Underwriter
Paul Jones
Director, Business Support Network
Kathi Kucharski
VP, Grants Administration
Carrie Lewand-Monroe
EVP, Strategy and Programs
Kevin B. Mack II
Associate, Credit Analyst
Colleen Mattia
Associate VP, Credit
Allison Murdock
Senior Analyst, ID Ventures
Nicholas Pohl
SVP, Credit & Portfolio Risk Management
Jeff Ponders
Principal, Portfolio Success, ID Ventures
Jerry Porter
Associate, Loan Accounting
Aditi Rajagopal
Senior Associate, ID Ventures
Lee Rawlings
Investment Director, ID Ventures
Connor Root
Associate Vice President, Portfolio Management
Jermaine Ruffin
VP, Neighborhoods
Tember Shea
Portfolio Manager, ID Ventures
Michael R. Smith
SVP, Neighborhoods & Development Officer
Cristina Thibodeau
Executive Assistant
Jessica Vallis
System Administrator
Marcia Ventura
SVP, Lending
Mike Vieregge
SVP, Lending
Rachel Wilson
Associate, Administration & Operations
Jason Zalewski
VP, Lending

Matthew P. Cullen –┬áChairman
Principal and Chairman of the Board
JACK Entertainment

John K. Blanchard
Director of Local Government Relations
General Motors

JoAnn Chávez
Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
DTE Energy

Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.
President Emeritus and Distinguished University Professor
University of Detroit Mercy


Roderick D. Gillum
Jackson Lewis P.C.

Wendy Lewis Jackson
Managing Director, Detroit
The Kresge Foundation

Richard A. Manoogian
Chairman Emeritus
Masco Corporation

Charles G. (Chip) McClure
Managing Partner
Michigan Capital Advisors

Daniel A. Nissenbaum
Chief Executive Officer
Low Income Investment Fund

Chris Rizik
Chief Executive Officer
Renaissance Venture Capital Fund

Alan S. Schwartz
Partner, Vice Chairman

Gary Torgow
Executive Chairman
Huntington Bank

Laura Trudeau
Trudeau Consulting, L.L.C.

David Blaszkiewicz
Ex-Officio Board Member
President & CEO
Invest Detroit

Thank you to our Generous 2022 Funders


Anonymous Donor Advised Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation

American Axle Manufacturing

Ballmer Group

Bank of America

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Community Development Financial Institutions Fund

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

Comerica Bank

Fifth Third Foundation

Flagstar Foundation

Ford Foundation

The Gilbert Family Foundation

Hudson-Webber Foundation

Huntington Bank

The Kresge Foundation

MacKenzie Scott

New Economy Initiative

Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Opportunity Finance Network

Penske Corporation

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

Skillman Foundation

U.S. Small Business Administration

Wells Fargo

William Davidson Foundation

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Contact Us
600 Renaissance Center
Suite 1710