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About


The Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition is a collective of chambers of commerce across the Great Lakes region that jointly advocate on core policy issues, including water quality, immigration reform, trade, and transportation and infrastructure. Since its founding in 2008, the coalition has become a leading and effective voice on federal policy impacting the Great Lakes region. The coalition is co-led by the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce – an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference and the Greater Cleveland Partnership. The Buffalo Niagara Partnership and the Detroit Regional Chamber round out the leadership team.

Leaders

Dottie Gallagher-Cohen President & CEO Buffalo Niagara Partnership

Dottie Gallagher-Cohen

President & CEO
Buffalo Niagara Partnership

Joe Roman President & CEO Greater Cleveland Partnership

Joe Roman

President & CEO
Greater Cleveland Partnership

Sandy K. Baruah President & CEO

Sandy K. Baruah

President & CEO
Detroit Regional Chamber

Matt Smith President Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

Matt Smith

President
Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce – an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference

Staff Leads

Alesha Washington Vice President, Government Advocacy

Alesha Washington

Vice President, Government Advocacy
Greater Cleveland Partnership
awashington@gcpartnership.com

Marty McGann Senior Vice President

Marty McGann

Senior Vice President, Advocacy
Greater Cleveland Partnership
mmcgann@gcpartnership.com

Consultants

Laurie Bink Government Affairs Advisor

Laurie Bink Purpuro

Government Affairs Advisor
K&L Gates LLP
laurie.purpuro@klgates.com
202-778-9206

Mark Ruge Patner

Mark Ruge

Partner
K&L Gates LLP
mark.ruge@klgates.com

Supporters of the coalition include:

Allegheny Conference on Community Development

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber

Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce

Buffalo Niagara Partnership

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Columbus Chamber of Commerce

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce

Detroit Regional Chamber

Duluth Chamber of Commerce

Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership

Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce

Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce

Greater Cleveland Partnership

Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce

Greater Louisville, Inc. – The Metro Chamber of Commerce

Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

Kalamazoo Regional Chamber of Commerce

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce

Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce

Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce

Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Northern Michigan Regional Chamber Alliance

Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce

Rockford Chamber of Commerce

Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce

Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce

Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce