Our Team

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James Feagin, founder and ceO

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 I. FEAGIN, COO & Creative director

Zená 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.


RAVEN SCOTT, project manager

Raven brings a strong background in project and relationship management, and has an in-depth working knowledge of Detroit's Workforce Development efforts. She also has a gift for the personal touch, and emphasizes making everyone feel welcomed and valued, while also delivering great results.