|Western Michigan University , Bachelor of Business Administration|
Jill has been a part of Southwest Michigan First since its inception in 1999. With over 20 years experience in business development in Southwest Michigan, Jill knows the key to building successful companies.
Throughout her career, Jill has experienced many great successes, but her greatest achievement was a deal that brought the Target Regional Distribution Center to the Kalamazoo region. Her efforts on the $100 million project brought 900 jobs to the area.
Jill was a part of the transformation of the 2.0 million-square-feet Comstock Township former General Motors facility into Midlink Business Park. She was instrumental in the expansion and location of such companies as Flowserve Corporation, American Greetings-DesignWare, Fabri-Kal, Graphics Packaging and Kaiser Aluminum.
Jill serves as the immediate past president of the Michigan Economic Developers Association.