Maria LaLonde

Senior Program Officer

Maria LaLonde joined the New Economy Initiative as a Senior Program Officer in April 2016. She previously served as the recruiting and development leader for Bizdom, a startup business accelerator that helps entrepreneurs launch, fund and grow web and tech-based startups. An entrepreneur herself, she has founded businesses in the recruiting, automotive and real estate industries and has more than 20 years of experience evaluating and building businesses, processes and programs. She serves on the Detroit Forward Cities Council and is a founding co-creator of the Detroit Biz Grid. LaLonde is a Detroit native and graduate of Michigan State University.