Our Team

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James Feagin, Chief strategist

James Feagin is an urban practitioner with a passion for inclusive economic development. James has a strong commitment to engaging and supporting community stakeholders, creating sustainable equity and strengthening Detroit's entrepreneurial ecosystem. His firm has been a key contributor to many civic initiatives, including NEIdeas, Motor City Match, Detroit Revitalization Fellows and Knight Cities Challenge. These efforts have helped redefine Detroit’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, shift the flow of capital, and diversify the region’s talent pool.

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Zená Feagin, operations & lead project manager

Zená Feagin is the central nervous system of the firm with a natural gift to attention to detail and project management. Prior to joining projects+PEOPLE, she was a key figure in the City of Detroit's turnaround, serving as a Special Projects Manager for the Mayor's Office. While working to improve processes across city departments, she specifically focused a lot of her time overseeing the reorganization of the Department of Transportation, improving internal operations utilizing lean methodology. She's experienced in budget planning, events, logistical support, content design, and process improvement.


Montinique Lynch, Community Engagement Coordinator

Montinique Lynch is a Detroit native passionate about the intersection of youth advocacy and community development. She earned her Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University. As a Challenge Detroit fellow, Montinique served as a Specials Projects Coordinator for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, and also worked on community engagement projects for the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Detroit Homecoming, Detroit Land Bank Authority, Detroit Historical Society and City Year. In her prior work, she also served as Program Manager at Youth Connection, managing a health and nutrition program for several local schools.


Andy Kopietz, Creative Director / Principal, Good Done Daily

Through an alliance with P&P, Andrew guides a team of graphic designers and strategists on projects that advance the design of accessible communications, equitable practices and policies, civic services, innovative tools, and public spaces. Based in Hamtramck, his practice works across Detroit and Southeast Michigan with industries as mixed as community development, architectural planning, and regional placemaking. His clients have included: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, New Economy Initiative, and the City of Detroit’s Office of Planning and Development.