DEARBORN — The Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors has named Jackie Lovejoy as its new president.
Lovejoy, of Beverly Hills, has served for the past 14 years in several capacities with Davenport University, including director of job development, director of the Romeo and Oxford campuses, admissions training manager, and most recently regional employment and internship manager. She’s managed teams and campuses, with an annual operations budget of more than $1.5 million, and has been the face of Davenport in the community.
“With Jackie’s experience and expertise in the areas of business growth, public speaking and community outreach, we know she is the perfect person to build on the solid foundation already assembled by the current staff,” says Rick V. Morrone, board chair of the Chamber.
Hired originally as a trainer and speaker for the college, she also arranged off-site events in such locations as Las Vegas, Nevada, Disney at Orlando, Florida, and state-wide in Michigan.
“It is with great enthusiasm that I embrace my new role with the Dearborn Area Chamber,” says Lovejoy. “I look forward to working with the staff as we continue the great programming and services that members have come to expect.”
Active in her campus’ local communities, she has been a board member, president-elect and emcee for the Romeo Washington Chamber of Commerce and a committee member for the Macomb County Chamber. Her other civic involvements include past board member for Winning Futures and nine year mentor, and as an executive steering committee member for WEDO, the Women’s Economic Development Outreach Tour. She earned her BA in Psychology from Wayne State University.