Our team

  • Christina KarniszOffice Manager

    Having grown up just outside of Grand Rapids, MI. Christina moved to Manistee in 2012. Her professional background consists heavily in office management, outside sales, and bookkeeping experience in the construction and energy industries. Currently, she is pursing a Bachelors of Business, Major in Accounting, through Baker College Online. Additionally, she aspires to continue providing tax preparation services locally through H&R Block in Parkdale on a part-time, seasonal basis. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors and spending as much time as possible with her husband and their curious young son.

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  • Lisa LeedyExecutive Director

    Lisa was hired as Executive Director in October 2017 to lead AES into our 10th year of progress. Lisa had been a small business owner for 15 years, previously served as an elected Village President and as appointed positions on sewer authority, chamber of commerce, DDA, rural task force board, broadband board, library board, library co-op board and currently serves at part-time Deputy Supervisor in a township.  Lisa has managed broadband, sewer, road and building construction projects and has significant experience in community development.