Jaymes Vettraino

Assistant Professor of Business
Director of the Center for Social Engagement

Jaymes Vettraino
School of Business and Professional Studies
Muirhead 110
(248) 218-2134


  • M.B.A., Lehigh University
  • B.A., Michigan State University

Courses Taught

  • Principles of Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Policy and Strategy
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship


  • “Oakland County’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2015” – Oakland County, Michigan
  • “Outstanding Service Award” – Michigan Municipal League, 2013
  • “Award of Distinction” – MBA Program Cross Core Project, Lehigh University
  • “Commencement Speaker” – College of Social Science Class of 1997, Michigan State University
  • “Voice of the People Award of Excellence” – International City/County Management Association
  • “Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting” – Government Financial Officers Association
  • “Best-Performing Community” – Southeast Michigan Council of Government (SEMCOG)
  • “Award of Excellence – Main Street Makeover Project” – Michigan Concrete Association
  • “Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence – Information Technology” – State of Pennsylvania


Jaymes is married to Lynne Vettraino and they have two children, Lia and J.J. Prior to moving to Rochester, to become the community’s city manager in 2008, Jaymes was the city manager of Kutztown, a great college-town in southeast Pennsylvania, prior to that he was the manager of Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, a beautifully quaint town near the Poconos. While in Pennsylvania he was also an Adjunct Professor at Alvernia College and was a varsity high school tennis coach. After serving as an adjunct at Rochester College, Jaymes left his position with the city to serve the college full-time during the summer of 2015. He is most excited to help students explore their servant leader passion and to make connections between the students’ passion and community organizations and employers.


  • National League of Cities
  • American Public Power Association
  • Federal Communication Commission
  • Michigan House of Representatives and Michigan Senate (testimony)
  • Michigan Local Government Management Association
  • Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Pennsylvania Utility Commission (testimony)
  • National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Officials
  • National Fiber to the Home Council
  • National Exchange Carrier Association
  • Pennsylvania Municipal Electric Association