Senior Vice President, Detroit Market Leader

Lucius Vassar joined Cinnaire in 2018 as Senior Vice President, Detroit Market Leader, and is based in our Detroit office. In his role, Lucius is responsible for developing, leading and coordinating the execution of our overall engagement strategy for the southeast Michigan market, including Detroit, with the goal of maximizing our impact within the city and raising our visibility as a significant leader in the revitalization of Detroit.   

Lucius has more than 25 years of government relations and advocacy experience. He most recently worked as the Director of Government Affairs for Clark Hill. Prior to joining Clark Hill, Lucius served in several leadership capacities in local and state government. He served as Director of the Detroit Workforce Development Department, Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Detroit and Director of Corporate and Civic Affairs. Lucius’ previous public-sector experience includes serving as Chief of Staff for the Senate Democratic Floor Leader, where he forged partnerships across the aisle. In the private sector, Lucius worked as a multi-client lobbyist with one of Michigan’s largest firms. 

Lucius earned his B.A. from Michigan State University and his Juris Doctor Cum Laude from Michigan State University College of Law. He is currently on a board member of the Community Development Advocates of Detroit and an officer of the Detroit CDFI Coalition.