Jennifer Heinzman has been named as the new president of Barry County’s Economic Development Alliance and Chamber of Commerce.
Heinzman, 46, was selected by the chamber board from more than 70 candidates. She brings several years of experience with her, having served as executive director of the Clare area Chamber of Commerce from 2006 to 2011, and as executive director of the Mecosta County Chamber of Commerce based in Big Rapids from 2011 to 2019. She replaces Travis Alden, who left the post last November for an opportunity with The Right Place in Grand Rapids.
Heinzman holds a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University in psychology and sociology, and a master’s degree in administration from CMU.
She recently re-located to the Caledonia area with her family, and will begin her new duties on Monday, February 10.