Christianne is the Chief Program Officer at TechTown and the Assistant Vice President, Economic Development at Wayne State University. A native Detroiter, she brings over 15 years of small business and community development work to her roles, including leading transformational initiatives at the Detroit Regional Chamber, Ponyride, and Build Institute. She has also contributed her knowledge and expertise to various collective impact initiatives and nonprofits in Detroit and across the region.
Christianne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and International Business from Xavier University in Ohio. She earned Diversity & Inclusion professional certificates from the University of Georgia and Northwestern University. She is also certified in DEI communications.
When she’s not at TechTown, Christianne is hanging out with her husband and daughter or is on the lacrosse field. An active professional, she is a member of USA Lacrosse’s Executive Board of Directors and is the co-founder and President of Detroit United Lacrosse, a nonprofit focused on youth character education and development. She is also a Level 3 certified coach, clinician, and coach development trainer.