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Wendy Hamilton to Continue as Board Chair, Mike Zamiara of Niowave to Continue as Chair-Elect

Due to the unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) Board of Directors has decided to keep its full board in place for another year. Wendy Hamilton, CEO of TechSmith, will serve a second year as the board chair in 2021. Mike Zamiara of Niowave will serve as chairelect and is in line to serve as board chair in 2022.

“This year has been challenging for all of our organizations as we have adjusted to the realities forced upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Wendy Hamilton of TechSmith, LRCC Board Chair. “We felt that the continuity of having the full board remain in place was in the best interests for the overall operations of the Lansing Regional Chamber.”

“I am excited at the thought of having the board leadership and full board serve together again in 2021,” said Tim Daman, president & CEO, LRCC. “The experience of having worked together for the past year will benefit both the board of directors and our Chamber team in 2021.”

In addition to Hamilton, Dean, and Zamiara, 2021 LRCC board officers include Patricia Scott, Foster Swift Collins & Smith (Legal Counsel); Andrew Rose, Rehmann (Treasurer); and Tim Daman, president and CEO, LRCC. The full 2021 LRCC Board of Directors is as follows:

Officers (One-year Appointment)
Board Chair: Wendy Hamilton, TechSmith
Past Chair: Patrick Dean, Dean Transportation
Chair-Elect: Mike Zamiara, Niowave
Legal Counsel: Patricia Scott, Foster Swift Collins & Smith
Treasurer: Andrew Rose, Rehmann
President: Tim Daman, LRCC

Division Directors
Marketing and Communication: Lisa O’Connor, Publicom
Regional Initiatives: Kirk Ray, McLaren Greater Lansing
Member Services: Michelle Massey, Dewpoint
Government Relations: Matt Resch, Resch Strategies

At-Large Members
Roger Graff, Farm Bureau Insurance Company
Glenn Granger, Granger Construction
Van Martin, Martin Commercial Properties
Jim Farrell, Dart Container
Jeff Metts, Dowding Industries
Keith Granger, Granger
Steve Quinlan, Neogen
Ken Misiewicz, Pleune Service Company
Joe Ruth, Sparrow Health System
Dr. Kathleen Wilbur, Michigan State University
Tina Brumley, Auto-Owners Insurance Co.
Kevin Zielke, AF Group
David Zyble, Jackson National Life Insurance
David Lewis, AT&T
April Clobes, Michigan State University Federal Credit Union
Lisa Ellen Smith, Inverve Marketing
Todd Surline, Hiring Solutions
Darci Marcum, General Motors

Board Partnerships
LEAP, Inc.: Bob Trezise, LEAP, Inc.
Grand River Connection: Steve Hershfield, CBRE
ATHENA WIN: Jenn Sturdy, PNC Bank
Black Business Alliance of Lansing: Dr. Alane Laws-Barker, Sparrow Health System

The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce works relentlessly to help businesses connect, grow and thrive. No mid-Michigan business stands alone when they are a member of the Chamber. For more than 115 years, the Chamber has served as the voice of the Greater Lansing business community. More information about LRCC and its programs and services can be found online at, Facebook, Instagram (@lansingregionalchamber), Twitter (@LansingChamber), and LinkedIn.