Michelle Comerford develops corporate location strategies and executes site selection projects for BLS & Co.’s manufacturing and distribution clients. Based in Cleveland, Michelle has worked across a range of industries during her 13-year career. She is an expert in transportation/logistics cost analysis, and has advised numerous clients on site selection decisions with an emphasis on supply chain network optimization, inbound and outbound transportation costs, and customer service requirements.
Michelle was formerly with Austin Consulting, serving most recently as Managing Director of the group. During her career, she has directed the evaluation of supply chain logistics, location strategy and community/site selection alternatives, as well as due diligence, incentives negotiation, property acquisition, and other aspects of project implementation.
Michelle has been a featured speaker at a number of economic development events and meetings, and she is a frequent contributor to industry-specific publications. Michelle is also a member of the Site Selectors Guild, where she serves on the Board of Directors and as Secretary.
Michelle earned a B.S. in Business Administration (Logistics and Marketing) from John Carroll University.