Rock Ventures Leadership
Vice President, Rocket Community Fund and Interim Executive Director, Gilbert Family Foundation
Laura Grannemann is the Vice President of Rocket Community Fund and interim Executive Director of the Gilbert Family Foundation. Laura joined the Rock Family of Companies in May of 2014 after graduating from Georgetown University with a degree in International Development. While her education was focused internationally on China and Burma, she has been able to apply much of the same economic and social development methodology to the city of Detroit.
In her dual roles, Laura focuses on breaking down complex systems related to economic development and neighborhood stabilization, including Detroit’s tax foreclosure crisis, the mortgage market in the city, and creating education programs that prepare students for 21st century jobs in Detroit. She also oversees all volunteer engagement and giving initiatives for the Rock Family of Companies via the Rocket Community Fund.
Throughout her time with the Rock Family of Companies, Laura has led projects that bring together community, public and private partners such as Rehabbed & Ready, Motor City Mapping, Neighbor to Neighbor, the Make It Home program, and the Detroit Tax Relief Fund. This work has affected tens of thousands of Detroit residents, allowing families to stay in their homes, become homeowners, and build equity and opportunity. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Urban Land Institute, Fox News, and more.
Laura is excited to creatively and collaboratively address more of Detroit’s challenges in the future, and she is grateful for the many opportunities that the Rock Family of Companies has provided for her to do so.