Jennifer Deamud is associate state director of the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center at Grand Valley State University (GVSU).
is responsible for creating and developing communication strategies for the state headquarters and the 11-region network.
She assists with long-range planning and program development, manages Michigan Celebrates Small Business and maintains key statewide relationships with stakeholders, partners, clients and media.
is an accomplished communications professional with 18 years of communication, strategic planning and media relations experience.
Jennifer serves on the ATHENA steering committee and Leadership Forum subcommittee, is co-chair of the INFORUM Small Business & Entrepreneurship Affinity Group.
is actively involved as a steering committee member of Huntington Bank's
Rising Women Leaders Alumni group.
She is a member of the WGVU Engage Committee and was part of the LZ Michigan Welcome Home Vietnam Vets.
Jennifer also spends time volunteering with Mel Trotter Ministries and has spent several years volunteering with Special Olympics.
Jennifer enjoys giving back to her local community by volunteering at the Byron Center Schools, being an AYSO soccer coach and mentoring young women.
Jennifer is in the Master of Public Administration program at GVSU and has a Master of Science in Communications and a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Public Relations from GVSU.
She is a graduate of Grand Valley State University's Leadership Program and the Huntington Bank's Rising Women Leaders Program.
She is a certified business consultant and is non-profit board.
has received the Grand Rapid's
Business Journal's "40 Under Forty" award and the Association of Small Business Development Center
(ASBDC) Michigan's Star Performer Award.