Contact the LSCP

Address: 101 W. Washington St, Suite 10, Marquette, MI 49855

Phone: (906) 226-6591

Fax: (906) 226-2099



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Christopher Germain
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Christopher brings nearly 15 years of professional experience in Michigan and Ohio spanning community and economic development, legislative affairs, politics, and regulatory experience to the LSCP. A born and raised Michigander, Christopher got his first taste of UP life as a student at Northern Michigan University and has advocated on behalf of the region ever since. He has a bachelors in Public Administration (NMU) and a master’s in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University.  He also holds accreditations in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and from the National Development Council as an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) and is active with professional organizations including the Michigan Planning Association and the Michigan Economic Developers Association.

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Ashley Szczepanski
Director of Marketing
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Ashley has 12 years of experience in marketing, event planning, and creative design. She is a graduate from Central Michigan University with a degree in Commercial Recreation and Facility Management. She is a member of Connect Marquette.


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Mary Myers
Director of Business Development
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Mary has eight years of experience in economic development and is currently working toward becoming a Certified Economic Developer. She also has experience in project management, customer service and real estate (short sales and foreclosures), is a Certified Business Service Professional, certified in Economic Modeling Specialists and a notary public. She serves on the board of directors of the Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA), serves on the the board of directors for the Marquette Breakfast Rotary, is a member of Connect Marquette, and the Accelerate U.P. resource team. Mary is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a degree in Business Management.


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Lois Ellis
Executive Director Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance
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Lois is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) through the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP).  She has been the Executive Director for the Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance since 2017 her economic development background began in 2002 when she was hired at the LSCP where she worked for 11 years. She is a graduate of Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.


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Brooke Quinn
Senior Business Development Representative
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Brooke has five years of experience in Economic Development and is working on becoming a Certified Economic Developer. She has additional experience in customer service, team management, and consulting services from startup to succession. She serves on the Career Technical Education Committee, Marquette West Rotary Member, a board member of the Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association, and a mentor of the Student Leadership Fellowship Program at Northern Michigan University. She graduated from NMU with a degree in Entrepreneurship.


Regional Team

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Chris Bosio
International Trade Development Manager Michigan Economic Development Corporation
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Leo Isleib
Business Development Manager Michigan Economic Development Corporation
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Donna LaCourt
Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development
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Vincent Bevins
Michigan Department of Transportation
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Raymond Govus
MEDC Community Assistance Team Counties included: Baraga, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon


Here at the LSCP we think it is important to provide students with hands on experience that will help them find jobs when they graduate. To apply as an intern with the LSCP, contact

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