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Mark Brucki, Executive Director, Economic Development & Government Relations

brucki.021.jpgMark is responsible for developing Corporate Partnerships that increase Applied Research and Industry Sponsored Student Projects, generate Philanthropic Support for University initiatives, and strengthens Campus Recruiting of LTU Students. He leads the LTU Collaboratory, a new initiative that provides business coaching, mentoring and commercialization support to students, faculty, alumni and the business community. Mark also leads the university’s federal, state, and local government relations engagements.

Mark is involved with several organizations, committees and advisory boards, including Oakland County Economic Development Roundtable, Michigan Israel Business Bridge (MIBB), the Southfield Economic Development Committee, and the Michigan Economic Developers Association. Within LTU, Mark is a member of the President’s Administrative Council, Strategic Planning Committee, and Campaign Steering Committee.

Mark earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Western Michigan University and a MBA from Lawrence Tech.

Contact Mark at 248-204-2310 or


Howard Davis, CFRE, Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations

davis.howard.jpgHoward has primary responsibility for corporate and foundation philanthropy. Through strategic partnerships, he advances university initiatives such as applied research, sponsored student projects, special projects, career opportunities for students, and corporate and community outreach.  University committee assignments include Research Support Services, Strategic Planning, Campaign Steering, Scholarship, Industry Sponsored Projects, and Kern Entrepreneurship Educational Network.   He received a 2012 Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Circle of Excellence Award for Collaborative Programs in recognition of his successful engagement of alumni employed by corporate partners participating in sponsored student projects.

Contact Howard at 248-204-2316 or


Ted Rittinger, Manager, Business Development

t_rittinger2 (1).jpgTed is developing and implementing strategies to cultivate strong ties with local industry. His role includes securing corporate support by reaching out to alumni, developing opportunities for Industry Sponsored Projects and Applied Research that support faculty and students, helping foster internships, coops, and graduate placements.

An experienced Business Professional with a Bachelor of Science degree in business and accounting from Oakland University, Rittinger had held a series of business development, management, and finance positions before becoming a consultant. He was involved in a research project here at LTU during 2009 and 2010 which lead to his engagement as a Business Development Consultant with the University prior to joining LTU full time.

Contact Ted at 248-204-2306 or