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The Macomb County Economic Development team is here to help your business. Below is contact information for each member of our team. Not sure who to reach out to? Call or email us and we will put you in touch with the right person.

Phone: 586-469-5285

Email: planning@macombgov.org

Jack Johns

Jack Johns

Program Director

jack.johns@macombgov.org

586-256-7487

Jack Johns oversees the economic development services workgroup. He works closely with partnering agencies to help develop and set strategic plans for the area. He has 12 years of prior experience in workforce development at Michigan Works! as the employment service supervisor.

Johns has a master’s degree in human resource administration from Central Michigan University, with an undergraduate degree in human resource management from Oakland University. He is a member of the Michigan Economic Developers Association, Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce and Macomb Food Collaborative Conference Committee. He served as a former Mount Clemens city commissioner.

Curt Chowanic

Curt Chowanic



Senior Economic Developer

Curt.Chowanic@macombgov.org

248-242-3643

Industry areas:  Automotive, advanced manufacturing and defense

Curt Chowanic works on behalf of all industries within Macomb County to support business attraction, retention, growth and development.  As an advocate for businesses, he works on their behalf to help drive job creation and investment within the county.  He has extensive experience in real and personal property tax incentives and abatements.

Prior to joining the Macomb County, Curt Chowanic worked at Paradigm Tax Group and was responsible for securing incentives on behalf of his clients.  He has also worked for DTE Energy, Arthur Andersen LLC, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC and Oakland County.

Chowanic has a bachelor’s degree in public affairs from Wayne State University and master of business administration with a concentration in finance from Wayne State University and is a member of the Michigan Economic Developers Association.

Hali Lenney

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Senior Economic Developer
hali.lenney@macombgov.org

586-256-7484

Industry areas: Health care and logistics

Hali has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Madonna University and a masters from Central Michigan University in health service administration. Hali will work to help area businesses achieve their goals for growth. 

Todd Seibert

Todd Seibert

 

Senior Economic Developer

todd.seibert@macombgov.org

586-719-0349

Industry Areas: Automotive and defense 

Todd Seibert joined the department with more than 12 years experience working in business and workforce development. Seibert’s experience is both personal and professional. Early in his career, he helped manage his family’s small business. He then pursued a role with Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works!, where he worked closely with employers on staffing, retention and business expansion. Seibert is a Certified Business Solutions Professional and an expert in designing solutions that integrate workforce development, economic development, education and local/state government assets. 

Seibert holds a bachelor of arts in political science from Wayne State University. 

Emerson Krolewski

Emerson Krolewski contact us



Economic Developer

emerson.krolewski@macombgov.org

586-942-0913

Industry areas:  Food and agriculture, cybersecurity

After a successful summer internship with Macomb County Planning and Economic Development (MCPED), Emerson Krolewski is back with the department as a full-time economic development specialist.

Krolewski graduated from Wayne State University in spring 2023, where she studied anthropology and urban studies.

With MCPED, Krolewski will specialize in food and agriculture and cybersecurity. Her role is to act as the liaison between the county and the businesses it serves.