Grand Rapids Chamber Welcomes New Government Affairs Coordinator

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(Grand Rapids, Mich. – November 23, 2020) — The Grand Rapids Chamber welcomes Katie Doyen to the Government Affairs team in a recently created fourth position as Government Affairs Coordinator. She is responsible for Government Affairs communications, events, issue committees, and will have a focus on environmental policy.

Grand Rapids Chamber Welcomes New Government Affairs CoordinatorKatie is returning to the Great Lake State from the Mile High City and brings years of Chamber experience with having previously served as Public Affairs Specialist with the Denver Metro Chamber where she managed policy committees, research, and legislative tasks. Additionally, she was the Social Media and Small Events Coordinator at the Clarkston Area Chamber in Oakland County, Michigan.

“The Chamber industry fulfills my “why” – to help connect great people with the right job, and organization,” said Katie Doyen, Government Affairs Coordinator at the Grand Rapids Chamber. “I look forward to serving the vibrant, West Michigan business community, as well as support the cultivation and growth of a thriving and prosperous West Michigan for all.”

“We are thrilled to add Katie Doyen to our Government Affairs team, as we continue to serve the Grand Rapids business community,” said Andy Johnston, Vice President of Government Affairs at the Grand Rapids Chamber. “Katie will be instrumental in supporting this work and a testament to why Opportunity Awaits West Michigan is an important campaign to enhance our region’s competitiveness.”

Quick facts about Katie include –

  • Michigan State University Alum with a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism
  • Hobbies include hiking, camping, trying new restaurants, watching movies and reading
  • Has a furless, furry friend – a sphynx kitten named Miggy
  • Is most excited to be in an organization serving a community she loves

For questions or to send a welcome, contact Katie at


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About the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce leads the business community in creating a dynamic, top-of-mind West Michigan region. Together with over 2,500 member businesses (80% of which are small businesses with fewer than 50 employees), we work to expand the influence, access, and information required to actively encourage entrepreneurial growth and community leadership. We offer the connections, resources, and insights needed to develop strong leaders, engage a diverse workforce, foster an inclusive and welcoming community, and advance a vibrant business environment that nurtures economic prosperity for all. Learn more at



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