Rochester Christian University


Jaymes Vettraino

Assistant Professor of Business
Chair, Management and Leadership Studies School of Business and Technology

School of Business and Technology
(248) 218-2134

As a full-time faculty member of Rochester Christian University and Director of Civic Engagement, Jaymes focuses on accelerating RU’s development of students that have a passion for working in the civic and community service sector. Jaymes has the opportunity to lead the development and growth of the University’s Nonprofit Management, Public Administration, and Human Resource Management degree programs.

Prior to coming to Rochester Christian University Jaymes spent 17 years servicing communities in Michigan and Pennsylvania as a City Manager. Most recently as the City Manager of Rochester, MI, where he had the opportunity to lead a dynamic management team to simultaneously reduce expenses and increase the level of community service during years of the “great recession.” During his time as the Manager of Kutztown, PA, Jaymes had the opportunity to lead the college town in the development of its own fiber optic network and strengthen its relations with Kutztown University. Jaymes also had the privilege to be the first Manager of Pen Argyl, PA, where he led the community through organizational development initiatives and many grant funded quality of life improvement projects.

While serving the RU, Jaymes also provides municipal management consulting services to communities. His focus is on assisting with facilitation, operational management, community relations, human resources management, and financial planning.

Jaymes is married to Lynne and they have two children, Lia and J.J. He has an MBA in Management from Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA) and a BA in Political Science from Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI).

Select Memberships and Affiliations

  • Dutton Farm, Board Member
  • Chief Financial Credit Union, Board Member
  • Leadership Oakland County

Select Awards and Recognitions

  • Distinguished Faculty Award, RU
  • Faculty Member of the Year Award, RU
  • Oakland County Elite 40 Under 40
  • Michigan Municipal League Outstanding Service Award
  • Community Advocate Award, Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce

 Select Consulting Client List

  • Oakland County, MI
  • City of Ferndale, MI
  • City of Troy, MI
  • City of Rochester Hills, MI
  • City of Rochester, MI
  • Oakland Township, MI
  • City of Royal Oak, MI
  • City of Charlotte, MI
  • Village of Romeo, MI
  • City of Pleasant Ridge, MI
  • City of Northville, MI
  • City of Ann Arbor, MI

 Select Professional Projects

  • Goals and Objectives Facilitation
  • Operational Analysis
  • Executive Search
  • Executive Evaluation Facilitation
  • Classification and Compensation Studies
  • Employee Coaching