Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce

Employer: Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce  

Work Experience: Jackie Lovejoy is president of the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce, joining the team and staff in June of 2013. Home to almost 600 members blending corporate and small business, the Dearborn Area Chamber hosted 39 events in 2017, 18 complimentary to members, offering a great depth and breadth of programming.     Active in her local communities throughout her career, Jackie’s current involvement strengthens the chamber and our community partners. She currently serves on the boards for the Dearborn Education Foundation, the Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit Shelter, The West Dearborn Downtown Development Authority including several of their committees; the Henry Ford College Foundation, The Henry Ford College President’s Advisory Panel, The Henry Ford College Capital Campaign co-chair; the American Association of University Women, & Services to Enhance Potential.  Jackie worked the prior 15 years in several capacities with Davenport University, including Director of Job Development, Director of the Romeo and Oxford campuses, Admissions Training Manager, and most recently Regional Employment and Internship Manager.  Prior to DU, Jackie worked in corporate training and education and pharmaceuticals.  She has been a board member, president-elect and emcee for the Romeo Washington Chamber of Commerce and a committee member for the Macomb County Chamber. Her other civic involvements include past board member for Winning Futures and 9 year mentor, and as an executive steering committee member for WEDO, the Women’s Economic Development Outreach Tour. She earned her BA in Psychology from Wayne State University, and received the IOM designation after four years of education from the US Chamber Foundation’s Institute of Organizational Management at Villanova University this year.   Jackie’s husband Joe is Technical Director at Cox Automotive in Troy, Michigan. They have been married 26 years and reside in Beverly Hills with   Ruka, their pound-found dog.

Education: BA Psychology Wayne State University

Professional Certifications/ Designations: IOM designation from the US Chamber Foundation’s Institute of Organizational Management at Villanova University

Board Memberships, Organizations, Clubs or Association Affiliations: Board Member for the West Dearborn Downtown Development Authority, STEP,  Downtown Dearborn Inc. (new steering committee and board) & Promotions Committee, Board Member of  Henry Ford College Foundation, plus the President’s Advisory Board, Friends for the Animals in Metro Detroit , the Dearborn Education Foundation,  US Chamber Board of Regents, Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals Conference Committee, Beaumont Foundation golf committee, the DACC’s Hospitality Committee, Education Committee and all chamber functions!   

Personal Passions: Golf, Gardening, Movies & Food