Jennifer Deamud

last updated 4/12/2018

Jennifer M. Deamud

Chief Operating Officer at Grand Valley State University

192 FH 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, Michigan, United States
HQ Phone:
(616) 331-5000

General Information


Associate State Director - Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center

Managing Partner - Michigan Celebrates Small Business

Associate State Director - Small Business and Technology Development Center

Communications and Brand Specialist - Praxis Packaging Solutions


Bachelor of Science - Advertising /Public Relations , Grand Valley State University. Â She

Bachelor of Science - Public Relations , Grand Valley State University's

Master of Public AdministrationGrand Valley State University

Master of Public AdministrationGrand Valley State University's

degree - Advertising and Public Relations , Grand Valley State University's School of Communications

second master's degree - Communications , Grand Valley State University


Committee - WGVU | WGVK

Member of the National Accreditation Team, Chair of the Grand Rapids Chamber's ATHENA Steering Committee, Board Member - Association of Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)

Steering Committee - ATHENA

Steering Committee Member of Rising Women Leaders Alumni Group - Huntington National Bank

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Jennifer Deamud, Associate State Director
Jennifer is responsible for developing strategic partnerships, overseeing the accreditation process, writing proposals to sustain funding, monitoring of stakeholder reporting, and managing statewide communication strategies. She assists with long-range planning and program development, maintains key statewide relationships with stakeholders, partners, clients, and media. Jennifer is an accomplished communications professional with 20 years of communication, strategic planning, and media relations experience. Jennifer serves on numerous committees and boards, including the Grand Rapids Chamber’s ATHENA steering committee, WGVU Engage Committee, Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women’s (GROW’s) fund development committee. Jennifer also spends time volunteering with Mel Trotter Ministries and has spent several years volunteering with the Special Olympics. Jennifer enjoys giving back to her local community by volunteering at the Byron Center Schools, being a Girl Scout Leader, and serving on the Byron Days Festival Board Jennifer has a Master of Public Administration, a Master of Science in Communications, and a Bachelor of Science in Advertising /Public Relations from Grand Valley State University.  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. Jennifer has received the Grand Rapid’s Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty� award and the National Association of Small Business Development Center (ASBDC) Michigan's Star Performer Award.

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Jennifer Deamud,
Michigan SBDC 616-331-7482 or 616-295-6232 (cell)

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