After a nationwide search and screening process the Board of Directors of the Chippewa County EDC is pleased and excited to welcome a local young man, Chris Olson, as their President/Executive Director.
Board Chairman Don McLean commented, “Chris brings with him extensive experience in Program Management and Business Development and a network of business connections that will be beneficial to the EDC’s efforts to assist and expand local businesses and bring new businesses and jobs to our area. He has the personality and background that will enable him to work well with other economic development agencies at a time when our region wide Logistics Study is reaching completion. We look forward to a bright and exciting future for area economic development under his leadership.”
Olson was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Lake Superior State University, an Executive MBA at Baker College in Flint, MI. and post masters coursework in Finance at Oakland University, in Rochester, MI.
Olson lived and worked in the Detroit area for 20 years in Engineering, Program Management, Business Development, Manufacturing, and Quality in the automotive and industrial markets. Most recently he worked as a …