After graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in communications and public relations, Tony Willis continued to involve himself in the Lansing community. After a few years at the MSU Federal Credit Union, Tony took on the role of Director of the New Economy Division at the Lansing Economic Area Partnership. He helps businesses tap into all of the resources in Greater Lansing through pitch competitions, incubators, and acceleration opportunities.

Currently, Tony helps coordinate a monthly event called The Hatching, where local leaders help promote and support new entrepreneurs. To date, The Hatching has created 29 local businesses, 52 jobs, and over $240,000 in follow up funding.

Tony enjoys spending time with his family and taking advantage of all of the cool activities that Lansing has to offer. On this episode of 2nd Brain Collective, Tony talks about how he helps build a business friendly community!