Jennifer Deamud is associate state director of the Michigan Small Business Development Center at GVSU. She is responsible for creating and developing communication strategies for the state headquarters and the 11-region network. She assists with long-range planning and program development, manages Michigan Celebrates Small Business and maintains key statewide relationships with stakeholders, partners, clients and media. Jennifer is an accomplished communications professional with 18 years of communication, strategic planning and media relations experience. She is in the Master of Public Administration program at GVSU and has a master of science in communications and a bachelor of science in advertising and public relations from GVSU.