Grand Rapids Chamber Welcomes New Government Affairs Coordinator

Katie Doyen

The Grand Rapids Chamber recently welcomed Katie Doyen to the Government Affairs team in a newly 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.

Doyen is returning to Michigan from Denver, Colo., and brings years of chamber experience, 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 Doyen. “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.”

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“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.”

Doyen is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Her hobbies include hiking, camping, trying new restaurants, watching movies and reading. She has a furless, furry friend: a sphynx kitten named Miggy.

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce leads the business community in creating a dynamic, top-of-mind West Michigan region. Together with more than 2,500 member businesses (80% of which are small businesses with fewer than 50 employees), the Chamber works to expand the influence, access, and information required to actively encourage entrepreneurial growth and community leadership.