Candice Leysen Named Director of Marketing for Village of Rochester Hills

, Posted on May 13

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., May 13, 2011 — Candice Leysen has joined Birmingham, MI-based real estate development firm Robert B. Aikens & Associates to serve as director of marketing for the company’s Village of Rochester Hills lifestyle center project in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Jeffrey Thompson, president of Robert B. Aikens & Associates, made the announcement.

As director of marketing, Leysen will oversee all marketing efforts for the Village, including web site management, advertising, media relations, special events, promotions and community relations.

Prior to joining Aikens, Leysen provided marketing and consulting services for several small businesses and start-ups in metropolitan Detroit. Her career also includes time spent as Marketing Manager for Kelly Services, Inc. and as Marketing Director of Westfield Eastridge, a shopping center based in Gastonia, North Carolina and owned by The Westfield Group.

Leysen earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Eastern Michigan University. She resides in Lake Orion, Michigan.

About the Village of Rochester Hills

Opened in 2002, the Village of Rochester Hills is a 375,000-square-foot outdoor shopping district located in the heart of Rochester Hills, Mich. The Village was the first project in Michigan to utilize the lifestyle streetscape concept and is home to respected national and local retailers in various segments, including apparel, dining, home furnishings and beauty.

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Paul Kesman