John Zimmerman has worked with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce since 2018 as the statewide business organization’s Marketing & Communications Executive. As Marketing & Communications Executive, John is responsible for the overall development of marketing & communications strategies, providing senior-level strategic counsel, insights and program recommendations for members, develop and expand capabilities in advocacy content, social media, and manage public relations activity. Zimmerman comes to the Michigan Chamber with over 25 years of experience in strategic marketing and communications, reputation management, public relations, and crisis communications. He most recently served as Senior Vice President, Regional Marketing Director for Fifth Third Bank West Michigan. For more than a decade, Zimmerman was the company spokesman for Meijer, Inc. where he developed the community outreach programs and lead the company’s regional philanthropic efforts. Zimmerman serves on the board of directors for the St. Mary’s Foundation. Past boards include Fredrik Meijer Gardens and Sculptural Park, Grand Valley State University Alumni, Cathedral of Saint Andrews, and Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids. The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is a statewide business organization representing approximately 6,800 employers, trade association and local chambers of commerce.