Ashlee R. Willis Founder and CEO | Michigan Premier Events


Ashlee R. Willis is the Founder and CEO of Michigan Premier Events, an association, corporate and Government event management company managing events in Lansing, Grand Rapids and Detroit. Willis partners with associations & corporations by developing programs and events locally, statewide and nationally to enhance both there members, clients and the Mid Michigan business community. Willis strives to embrace innovative and unconventional techniques by concept developments, logistics and strategy and for events and programming department.

Willis has over 10 years of experience in developing and managing corporate events, programs and meetings in Michigan. She is the co-founder of Lansing Lift Up Local, has led big community events in Michigan and worked on events with celebrities. Willis is a certified tour ambassador for Lansing, MI, has earned several awards including Downtown Lansing Hero Award, Entrepreneur on the move award and Ten Over the Next Ten Alumni award Recipient. Willis also has been featured on several radio stations, commercials and publications including front cover of Capital Area Women’s Life Style Magazine.

Willis is a Lansing native and well-known active leader in the community who is dedicated to the growth, collaboration and success of the region.

Ashlee's Board of Director Positions: 

  • United Way of Southwest Michigan 

  • Arts Council of Greater Lansing


  • Strikeout Baseball USA

  • Delta Township Economic Development Advisory Board

  • Downtown Lansing Inc (first person of color to serve as Board Chair/President)