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Laura Trudeau

Senior Advisor to the President, The Kresge Foundation


Laura Trudeau is senior advisor to the president at The Kresge Foundation, focusing on transit initiatives in Detroit and Southeast Michigan. From 2007 through March 2016, she served as managing director of the Detroit program and spearheaded work under “Re-Imagining Detroit,” the Foundation’s nine-point framework to reverse decades of disinvestment in Detroit and reposition the city as a model for revitalization. She has worked with community development partners and grantmakers over the years to identify initiatives for the redevelopment of older industrial cities and to build bridges between Detroit and other urban communities.