John Zimmerman

John Zimmerman

Marketing & Communications Executive

(517) 371-7655

We Can Do That ... But

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.

His motto: We can do that…but have you thought of this?  John is always looking for ways to build brand awareness and strengthen an organizations reputation. 

Prior to the Chamber

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.

Around the Community

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 Association, Cathedral of Saint Andrews, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids and the Human Fund.