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.

Christine Ambory
Associate Vice President, Portfolio Management
Nate Barnes
Vice President, Neighborhoods
Jason Barnett
Senior Vice President, Lending
Dave Blaszkiewicz
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mary Kay Buzolits
Associate Vice President, Portfolio Risk Manager
Ross Campbell
Associate Vice President, Loan Accounting
Keona Cowan
Executive Vice President, Lending
Martin Dober
Senior Vice President, Venture and Managing Director, ID Ventures
Deborah Dunbar
Associate Vice President, Portfolio Management
Derek Edwards
Senior Vice President, Lending
Shannon Ferrini
Executive Assistant
Lisa Fetter
Associate Vice President, Credit
Elizabeth Freitas
Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management
Chris Frick
Chief Financial Officer
Brittany Fritsch
Associate Vice President, Finance & Accounting
Kayla Garner
Associate, Finance & Accounting
Jamie Geary
Chief Accounting Officer
Amber Gladney
Senior Vice President, Administration & Operations
Patti Glaza
Executive Vice President, Venture and Managing Director, ID Ventures
Leanna Gonino
Danielle Graceffa
General Counsel
Lily Hamburger
Associate Director, Business Support Network
Jennifer Hayes
Senior Vice President, Operations & Policy
Saul Hernandez
Associate Vice President, Credit Underwriter
Maureen Icke-Anway
Vice President, Program Evaluation
Paul Jones
Director, Business Support Network
Kathi Kucharski
Vice President, Grants Administration
Siarra Langlois
Associate, Loan Accounting
Carrie Lewand-Monroe
Chief Operating Officer
Kevin B. Mack II
Associate, Credit Analyst
Colleen Mattia
Vice President, Credit & Special Projects
Lisa Phoenix
Associate Vice President, Portfolio Management
Stevan Pirkovic
Associate, Loan Accounting
Nicholas Pohl
Senior Vice President, Credit & Portfolio Risk Management
Jeff Ponders
Principal, Portfolio Success, ID Ventures
Lee Rawlings
Senior Vice President, Venture and Investment Director, ID Ventures
Jermaine Ruffin
Senior Vice President, Neighborhoods
Tember Shea
Portfolio Manager, ID Ventures
Michael R. Smith
Senior Vice President, Neighborhoods & Development Officer
Cristina Thibodeau
Executive Assistant
Eric Thomas
Senior Vice President, External Relations
Jessica Vallis
System Administrator
Marcia Ventura
Senior Vice President, Lending
Mike Vieregge
Senior Vice President, Lending
Rachel Wilson
Associate, Administration & Operations
Jason Zalewski
Vice President, Lending

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

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

Former Congresswomen Brenda Lawrence

Richard A. Manoogian
Chairman Emeritus
Masco Corporation

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

Paul Mozak
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

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