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Posted on January 23rd, 2020

County EDC Board Welcomes Appointments to Board of Directors

January 20, 2020

County EDC Board Welcomes Appointments to Board of Directors

The Chippewa County Board of Commissioners during its Regular session on Thursday, January 2nd appointed Mr. Jeff Hagan as a Board of Director of the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation. Mr. Hagan will replace Mr. Kurt Perron who elected not to be considered for reappointment. In addition the EDC also welcomed the reappointment of Director’s Dan Dasho and Dr. Ralf Wilhelms to the County EDC Board for a 6 year term.

Mr. Hagan is currently the CEO of Eastern Upper Peninsula Regional Planning and Development Commission (EUPRPDC). The EUPRPDC is one of 14 Regional Agencies in the State of Michigan and is a multi-county organization to assist local governments in the EUP in the areas of grant writing, community surveys, land use planning, recreation planning, economic and community development, transportation, and GIS mapping. The EUPRPDC is a regional, non-profit government agency. Mr. Hagan also serves as Vice-President on the Michigan Association of Regions, member of Michigan Association of Planning (MAP) and MAP Government Relations Committee, Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) advisory council, Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy Board of Directors, and possesses a MSU Master Citizen Planner Certification.

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Posted on February 28th, 2019

Dr. Kimberly Muller Joins the Chippewa County EDC Board of Directors

The Chippewa County Board of Commissioners during its Regular session on Thursday, February 14th appointed Dr. Kimberly Muller as a Board of Director of the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation. Dr. Muller will serve the remaining term of Mr. Kevin White who resigned from the Board in December 2018. Dr. Muller’s appointment is effective immediately and will expire on March 31, 2022.

Dr. Muller is currently the dean of Lake Superior State Universities College of Innovation and Solutions, comprised of LSSU’s School of Engineering & Technology, the School of Mathematics & Computer Science, and the Lukenda School of Business. Muller began her career at LSSU as an assistant professor of mathematics in 2004, receiving tenure and a promotion to associate professor in Aug. 2009 with elevation to full professor in 2016. She has also served as the chair of the School of Mathematics and Computer Science.

“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Muller to the Chippewa County EDC”, stated EDC Chairman Don Mclean. “With her background and work at LSSU I believe she brings considerable depth to the EDC and I look forward to working with her to improve the economy of Chippewa County and the EUP region”.
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Posted on October 19th, 2017

CCEDC names new President/Executive Director

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 …


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