Meet the Staff

Patrick Lindsey  

Patrick Lindsey
Vice President of Government and Community Affairs
(313) 577-4228

Patrick O. Lindsey joined Wayne State University as Vice President for Government and Community Affairs on January 1, 2012.

Patrick is a Detroit native with more than 25 years experience in the corporate and nonprofit sectors. Patrick came to Wayne State from Detroit-based Focus: HOPE, where he was Director of External Relations and Development, where he led their communications, government relations and fundraising efforts. Prior to that, Patrick enjoyed a 20-year career with Chrysler, where he most recently was Senior Manager of State Relations. In that role, he led state and local government relations initiatives including legislative lobbying, negotiation of economic incentives on corporate investments, and establishing and maintaining relationships with key public officials. He managed a government relations portfolio consisting of 10 states and the City of Detroit. He also served Chrysler as Manager of Community Relations and in Corporate and Plant Security Operations.

Patrick holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan. He lives in Detroit with his wife, Kathy, and children Kendall and Kaylyn. He also serves as pastor of Greater Bibleway Baptist Church in Detroit.


Stacie Clayton
Director of Community Affairs

Stacie Clayton is the Director of Community Affairs for Wayne State University.  In this role she serves as the primary contact for individuals, business, community organizations, and local municipalities that seek involvement with the University.  Stacie promotes the urban mission of the University by strengthening, developing and sustaining mutually beneficial partnerships with stakeholders throughout the metropolitan Detroit area.  This includes strategically extending Wayne State's resources to the community so that Wayne State continues to have a significant impact on the cultural, economic and social life of southeastern Michigan. Stacie also works directly with the University's leadership, schools and colleges to advance their work internally and externally.

With over 30 years of external affairs experience, Stacie has held a variety of positions with Michigan's government, corporate and non-profit sectors.  Prior to joining Wayne State University Stacie was the Director of Administration and Special Projects for former Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones. Previously, she was Vice President of Government and Community Affairs for Detroit Renewable Energy where she led the company's government and community engagement efforts. She also served as the Assistant Director of the Governor's Office of Urban Initiatives, where she managed office operations and advised decision-makers and stakeholders on policy and other matters to improve the safety and economic well-being of Michigan's urban centers.  Stacie previously also had positions in the City of Detroit Mayor's Office, City Clerk's Office and Detroit Super Bowl XL Host Committee. 

Throughout her career, Stacie has been a passionate and effective advocate of intergroup bridge building and external engagement. Her greatest professional strong point is "connecting the dots" for others to achieve the big picture. She prides herself on being a go-to person to get something done.

Stacie served a four-year term on the Michigan Civil Rights Commission one year as Vice Chair and the last two years as Chair and recently; was appointed to the Detroit Promise Zone Authority; and a 2022 Michigan Chronicle Women of Excellent Honoree.

Stacie resides in Detroit, is a graduate of Renaissance High School, and holds two degrees  from Wayne State University where she received a BA in political science and a Master of Business Administration.


David Greco
Director of State Affairs
(517) 755-0266

Dave Greco joined Wayne State University as the Director of State Affairs in July 2022. Mr. Greco is a licensed Michigan attorney with nearly 10 years of experience in state government affairs in Michigan.

Prior to joining Wayne State, Mr. Greco served more than 6 years in the Michigan Legislature, most recently as the Senior Budget Advisor for the House of Representatives Appropriations Chairperson. Prior roles in the Legislature include serving as Associate Legal Counsel and Deputy Policy Director for the Republican Caucus.

In addition to his work in the Michigan Legislature, Mr. Greco has also worked under both the Whitmer and Snyder administrations as Corporate Counsel and Director of External Affairs for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. His private sector experience includes serving as the Director of Regulatory Affairs and Environmental Policy at the Michigan Manufacturers Association.

Mr. Greco received his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island.

Alyson Wrase  

Alyson Wrase
Executive Assistant
(313) 577-5284

Alyson joined the Division of Government and Community Affairs in August 2005. Alyson serves as scheduler and secretary to the Vice President and handles special projects for the division. She also assists with federal affairs activities and provides support to the Washington office.

Prior to joining Wayne State, Alyson served as marketing coordinator at the Community Bank of Dearborn. She also worked for Congressman John D. Dingell in the district as a caseworker and legislative assistant. Alyson holds BA in political science from Wayne State University.