Charlotte Sealie

Accounting Manager

Charlotte SealieAccounting Manager Biography Charlotte Sealie has worked in a multitude of accounting positions for over 22 years. She has worked in for-profit and nonprofit business sectors, has a BBA and enjoys the opportunity of learning something new. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her two children and two cats, and watching…
Joanna Dueweke-Perez

Manager, Professional Service Network

Joanna Dueweke-PerezManager, Professional Service Network Biography Taking on the role of Professional Service Network Manager, Joanna is devoted to imagining an equitable future for Detroit entrepreneurs and creating possibilities for businesses to thrive. Before joining TechTown, Joanna worked with neighborhood entrepreneurs and community organizations at ProsperUS Detroit and Detroit SOUP. Joanna is an avid volunteer and is currently supporting…
Carrie Vestrand

Community Ambassador

Carrie VestrandCommunity Ambassador Biography Carrie comes to TechTown with over 20 years professional experience in various industries including medical, wholesale distribution, corporate recruiting and retail. Having been a small business owner for 12 years, she brings a level of understanding and experience to assisting in the development and support of entrepreneurs. As a TechTown Community…
Marlo Rencher

Diversity and Inclusion Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Marlo RencherDiversity and Inclusion Entrepreneur-in-Residence Biography Marlo is TechTown’s Diversity and Inclusion Entrepreneur-in-Residence. She works to ensure that our tech-based programs are as diverse, inclusive, and equitable as possible. She is an entrepreneur, anthropologist and educator with deep experience in startup and small business development. Marlo previously served as vice president of innovation, entrepreneurship and…
Erica Emmons

Community Ambassador

Erica EmmonsCommunity Ambassador Biography Erica joined the TechTown team in late 2018 as a Community Ambassador at both the Wayne State University Industry Innovation Center and TechTown.  She takes great pride in giving genuine customer service to TechTown members and nonmembers, as well as helping with events and many other daily tasks. Prior to joining…
Ian McCain

Community Ambassador

Ian McCainCommunity Ambassador Biography Ian looks forward to greeting you with a smile, making sure your meetings and events go smoothly and connecting you with TechTown resources as a Community Ambassador. He has a strong interest in community and economic development in Detroit, having served as a Challenge Detroit Fellow and a current student in…
Jaclynn Louden

Community Ambassador

Jaclynn LoudenCommunity Ambassador Biography Jaclynn joined TechTown in the summer of 2018 as a Community Ambassador. Her vibrant personality has made her a great addition to the reception desk, as she greets everyone with a smile. Previously, Jaclynn worked as an Administrative Assistant at the Center of Behavioral Therapy. In her spare time, she enjoys…
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Rosylyn Howard

Senior Community Ambassador

Rosylyn HowardSenior Community Ambassador Biography Rosylyn has more than 25 years of experience as an office administrator and previously owned and operated a daycare facility. Presently, she is the Senior Community Ambassador at TechTown Detroit. Prior to joining TechTown, she held administrative positions at the NextEnergy Center, City of Detroit – Mayor’s Office and the…
Brianna Batton

Marketing Manager

Brianna BattonMarketing Manager Biography With both marketing and public relations experience with nonprofit and for-profit organizations, Brianna Batton specializes in creating integrated campaigns to uplift brands. She previously worked for Ally Financial as a Marketing Specialist, where she developed and executed marketing plans for credit card, deposits and mortgage lines of business. She has also…
Lindsay Robillard

Fund Development Officer

Lindsay RobillardFund Development Officer Biography As Fund Development Officer at TechTown, Lindsay collaborates with our generous donors and sponsors to ensure that Detroit’s entrepreneurs have the resources and expertise they need to succeed. She previously served as Development Officer at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn and gets her arts and culture fix as…
Lawrence Jackson

SWOT City Portfolio Manager

Lawrence JacksonSWOT City Portfolio Manager Biography Lawrence F. Jackson has been an advisor and business advocate to profit and nonprofit businesses. His strength is the development and implementation of solid action plans by analyzing the financial profiles of the enterprise. His customer service orientation is the basis for his knowledge and expertise in: Commercial and…
Micah Loucks

SWOT City Portfolio Manager

Micah LoucksSWOT City Portfolio Manager Biography Prior to joining TechTown, Micah Loucks worked with the Michigan State University Product Center. Based at Eastern Market, Micah provided technical and strategic consulting to hundreds of local food businesses ranging from early-stage startups to well-seasoned businesses to generational, family-held companies. Before coming to Detroit, Micah spent two years…
Sergio G. Rodriguez-Valenzuela

Program Manager, Ask an Expert

Ed Nisnevich

Facility Engineer

Ed NisnevichFacility Engineer Biography Ed moved to the Detroit area in 1992 and began working for the Wayne State Facilities, Planning and Management department. He continues to work for the university, and serves numerous other buildings in addition to TechTown. He joined our team in 2016 and ensures that all our systems work efficiently and…
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Danielle Manley

Director, Economic Development Fundraising

Danielle ManleyDirector of Economic Development Fundraising Biography Danielle’s fundraising experience is diverse, spanning from non-commercial media to the arts. After more than a decade specializing in raising money from the corporate sector, she developed unique and memorable ways to deepen the connection between nonprofits and their funders by highlighting sponsor products in creative ways. Though…
Kate Scheible


Kate ScheibleDesigner Biography Kate serves as the graphic design lead for TechTown's print and electronic collateral and ensures consistency and currency of the organization's visual branding. With more than 20 years of professional experience, Kate is recognized by clients and the design industry for her creativity, quality of work and her ability to develop and execute strong…
Marlin Williams

Chief Program Officer

Marlin WilliamsChief Program Officer Biography Marlin has more than 20 years’ experience as a Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer for two Fortune 500 organizations. She has also served as Deputy Chief Information Officer for the City of Detroit, and she led collaboration across ten agencies to support the technology and infrastructure for Super Bowl XL.…
Kim Colón

Director, Finance and HR

Kim Colón Controller Biography Kim has more than 15 years as an accounting professional with most of these years in the nonprofit industry. She oversees all financial activity at TechTown including grants, coworking space and rental activities. Prior to joining TechTown, Kim worked for several Detroit nonprofits specializing in the human service and culture enrichment…
Heather Levine

SWOT City Portfolio Manager

Heather LevineSWOT City Portfolio Manager Biography Heather is an attorney who previously worked at Taubman, where she oversaw leasing processes, including developing and maintaining relationships with small business owners, Fortune 500 companies and luxury European retailers. Heather is also a co-owner of two small businesses: Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails in Detroit and The Oakland Art…
Ashleigh Dandridge

Marketing Coordinator

Ashleigh DandridgeMarketing Coordinator Biography Ashleigh has worked with numerous Detroit-based organizations as a public relations consultant, focusing on media relations and brand awareness. Before joining TechTown, she worked as the Digital Media Manager for the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University. A Wayne State alum, Ashleigh is also a graduate…
Warren Galloway

SWOT City Portfolio Manager

Warren Galloway, Jr.SWOT City Portfolio Manager Biography Warren has worked for some of the largest national and regional financial institutions, including E*TRADE Bank, Charter One Bank, Standard Federal Bank and NBD Bank, holding positions in Regulatory Affairs, Compliance, Community Reinvestment, Community Development, Personal and Mortgage Lending, Investments, Small Business Lending, and Retail Branch Operations. He…
Sarah Donnelly

Retail Services Director

Sarah DonnellyRetail Services Director Biography Sarah Donnelly is the Retail Services Director at TechTown Detroit, where she leads the Retail Boot Camp program and other retail incubation initiatives. With a tenure of leading flagship retail environments for lifestyle brands in both New York and Detroit, an inspiring customer experience is at the forefront of every…
Wendy Wilson

Building Manager

Wendy WilsonBuilding Manager Biography Wendy joined TechTown as a volunteer in 2009 and joined the staff later that year as Receptionist. She knows the building inside and out and, as Building Manager, oversees all aspects of building operations. She enjoys playing softball and ballroom dancing.
Paul Riser Jr.

Managing Director, Tech-Based Entrepreneurship

Paul RiserManaging Director, Technology-Based Entrepreneurship Biography Since joining TechTown in 2014, Paul has worked with a wide range of entrepreneurs focused on starting and expanding tech-focused business in areas such as alternative energy, advanced manufacturing, mobile/web-based apps and med-tech companies. Prior to joining TechTown, Paul worked at Sun Microsystems and served as the Chief Technology…
Ned Staebler

President & CEO

Ned StaeblerPresident and CEO Biography Ned serves concurrently as TechTown’s President and CEO and Vice President for Economic Development at Wayne State University. He previously served as the Vice President for Entrepreneurial and Capital Services at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. In this role, he was responsible for the oversight of the Michigan Strategic Fund…
Michelle DiMercurio

Events and Marketing Manager

Michelle DiMercurioEvents and Marketing Manager Biography Michelle works across TechTown teams to ensure all events are executed with keen attention to detail. She got her start in event planning by helping friends plan their weddings and then planned events as a volunteer for several Detroit nonprofit organizations, including Detroit Dog Park, where she is on…
Jonathan Colo

Membership Manager

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James Merriweather

Building Safety Officer

James MerriwetherBuilding Safety Officer Biography James joined TechTown in 2010 as a security contractor. As Building Safety Officer, he ensures the security of the TechTown building and our tenants, coworkers, staff and visitors. James also oversees fire and safety procedures and supports facilities and customer service functions. Prior to joining TechTown, James served as Security…
Graig Donnelly

Chief Strategy Officer

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Francis Glorie


Francis GlorieEntrepreneur-in-Residence Biography In more than 25 years of executive leadership, Francis has participated in multiple technology startups, four large-scale turnarounds and three large financial exits and post-merger restructurings. Throughout, he gained a reputation as a skilled strategist, negotiator and business developer, driving partnerships and large transactions. Francis recently served as president and CEO of…
Davit Nadirashvili

Facilities Technician


Davit Nadirashvili

Facilities Technician


Davit joined TechTown in 2009. He oversees all facilities and maintenance functions and keeps the building running smoothly. Prior to joining TechTown, he oversaw facilities for Kimo in Madison Heights. He is an excellent cook, and his specialty is Georgian Xachapuri. He is also TechTown’s ping pong champion.
Amy Rencher

SWOT City Director

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Andrea Pitcher

Senior Community Ambassador

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Anne Marks

Labs Program Manager

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Betsy Creedon

Director, Entrepreneurial Services

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