YOUR MCGA TEAM
The Mason County Growth Alliance (MCGA) has assembled a dedicated team to meet the needs of the organization and to deliver support to the area business community. It is our mission to retain, expand and attract business, industry and talent in the county (region) for the purpose of fostering long term, sustainable economic prosperity and employment growth.
Our team is at your service. Let us know what we can do to assist you.
Spence Riggs, Economic Development Coordinator
Spence started leading the MCGA in 2015 and is a native of the Ludington area, returning after traveling abroad for years. Spence is a true planning professional with five years of experience in the planning field, working on a wide array of issues related to economic development, community development, transportation, and public health. Experience includes project management, grant writing, community outreach, and comprehensive planning.
Kathryn Maclean, President/CEO
Kathy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Michigan State University. She was the managing partner of a local restaurant for 8 years and has extensive background in sales and management. She has been in our community for more than 20 years and with the Chamber since 2007.
Thomas Hinman, Talent & Entrepreneur Development Coordinator
Tom graduated from Ludington High School in 2006, and West Shore Community College in 2008, Tom then went on to graduate from Ferris State University with a bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Upon graduating he worked in a number of different commercial and noncommercial food establishments, along with working in the third wave coffee industry in Ann Arbor. He is looking forward to being a part of and helping grow this community.
Polly Myer, Finance & Membership Services
Polly holds an Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Science, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Baker College. She was born and raised in Mason County, where her family owned a business for 56 years. Polly has been with the Chamber since 2008.
Maddison Tongue, Administrative & Communications Coordinator
Maddison obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Interpersonal Communication from Western Michigan University. Maddison is a native of Grand Rapids but a lover of the lakeshore and Northern Michigan. She has a diverse background with experience in administration, event planning and higher education administration and coordination.
Brandy Solberg, Marketing & Events Assistant
Brandy obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from Ferris State University. She has a diverse background in public relations, marketing, events, human resources, music and dance. Brandy is a native of Manistee, where her family owns multiple businesses and has many ties within the community.
Kathy Fisher, Volunteer and Welcome Center Coordinator
Kathy helps staff our volunteer welcome center, secures volunteers for various Chamber events, and coordinates the distribution of member brochures and material for our visitors. Kathy has lived in the Ludington area her entire life and she has been with the Chamber since 2006.