AES Hires New Executive Director

A new partnership between the AES, Michigan State University Extension, Baker College of Cadillac and the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce draws on each institution’s existing commitments to helping people, addressing problems, growing the economy, and partnering for growth. This partnership empowers collaboration to maximize resources and talents in order to collectively expand outreach and better serve the residents of Wexford and Missaukee counties. This new partnership allowed for the hiring of a full-time Executive Director. Lisa Miller joined the Alliance for Economic Success in 2021, bringing over 20 years of experience helping individuals, organizations, and communities meet their economic and prosperity goals.  A northern Michigan native with degrees from Alma College (B.A) and Grand Valley State University (M.Ed., M.A) and a background in workforce development, strategic planning, and human-centered design, Miller is committed to growing collaborations and leveraging resources to support sustainable, prosperous communities in rural Northern Michigan. As part of her appointment, Miller also serves as an Extension Educator for Michigan State University.