MOUNT CLEMENS — Advancing Macomb, a group of leaders from across Macomb County focused on creating long term economic opportunities and sustainable communities, have named Melissa Roy as its new executive director.
Roy, of Detroit, has a background in public affairs with the Macomb County Executive Office and the Detroit Regional Chamber. She managed policy and advocacy for the chamber’s regulatory issues, regional and local government relations, land use issues and local governance structure.
Roy serves on the board of the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART), the Detroit Zoological Society, and
Detroit Public Television. She is past president of the Detroit Intermodal and Ocean Freight Association and has served on the boards for the Detroit Artists Market, Community Legal Resources and the Eight Mile Boulevard Association.
Roy has a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Michigan.