BENTON HARBOR, Mich., (March 18, 2022) – Cornerstone Alliance, Berrien County's lead economic development agency, announced today that it has named Andrew Haan as the Vice President of Business Development. Haan will lead Cornerstone alongside CEO, Rob Cleveland and Vice President, Christina Frank. In this role, Haan will play an imperative role in recruitment and retention of companies in Berrien County as well as management of economic and business development initiatives.
"We’re thrilled to welcome Andrew to the Cornerstone Alliance team, and to have someone of his caliber leading business and physical development in Berrien County,” said Rob Cleveland, Cornerstone Alliance President and CEO. “Andrew has a long history of taking action to grow communities by utilizing tools, and creating partnerships that improve the lives of residents. His knowledge of placemaking and physical development will create equitable growth throughout Southwest Michigan. Andrew joins a team at Cornerstone Alliance whose diverse backgrounds and skillsets help businesses grow, create new jobs, attract new companies, and increase the local tax base. Andrew has devoted is professional life to West Michigan and we are grateful he’s continuing that service with Cornerstone Alliance."
Haan brings 12 years of experience in downtown development, government and community relations, placemaking and economic development to the role. Before joining the Cornerstone team, Haan served as President of Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership, leading the community’s downtown place management and growth efforts. Haan holds a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from Eastern Michigan University.
"I’m honored to join the team at Cornerstone Alliance and look forward to working with the many partners and stakeholders committed to advancing the continued growth of a thriving, equitable economy in Michigan’s Great Southwest," said Haan. "Compelling places have the power to bring people together, foster opportunity, and drive economic growth. I'm eager to be a part of the continued upward trajectory here."