YOUR CHAMBER TEAM
The Chamber has assembled a dedicated team to meet the needs of the organization and to deliver support to our membership. It is our mission to promote economic growth and prosperity for Mason County, which can only be done by providing exceptional service to our membership and community. Our team is at your service. Let us know what we can do to assist you.
Brandy H. Miller, President/CEO firstname.lastname@example.org
Brandy obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations & Advertising from Grand Valley State University. She has an extensive background in communications, strategic marketing, event planning and working in the community. She was born and raised in Ludington and proud to call it home.
Kelly Parker, Administrative Assistant email@example.com
Kelly holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Grand Valley State University. She is originally from Ludington and has a background in business as the owner/manager of Nader’s Motel & Suites. Additionally, Kelly has worked as a Mortgage Broker in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Kelly is a Rotary Club member and one of the 2018 Future Five.
Kristen Smith, Communication & Event Coordinator
Kristen obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Grand Valley State University. She has a background in writing and editing and has worked as a journalist in the local area. Kristen has also served as an elementary teacher for 10 years. She has lived in the community for over 20 years.
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.
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.
Jody Maloney, Mason County Promise Zone Coordinator and College Access Network Specialist
Jody holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and French Language & Literature from Grand Valley State University, and a Master of Arts in Education from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. She previously served as an academic advisor at Ferris State University in the Retention & Student Success unit. Prior to that role, she directed a federal TRiO Student support services director at Finlandia University in the Upper Peninsula. Jody has nearly two decades of experience in growing educational opportunity and supporting student success for youth and adults in rural Michigan.
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.