MEDC names CEO


Jeff Mason. Courtesy State of Michigan

LANSING — The new CEO at the Michigan Economic Development Corp. said “ongoing support for communities of all sizes around the state and the ongoing development of the talent pipeline" is key to the “continued growth” of the state.

The MEDC Executive Committee approved Jeff Mason as its new CEO today, effective immediately.

The approval comes two weeks after Gov. Rick Snyder recommended Mason to oversee Michigan’s marketing and business attraction arm.

Snyder has also appointed Mason president and chairman of the Michigan Strategic Fund.

Mason, 58, succeeds Steve Arwood, who recently stepped down as MEDC CEO and president and chairman of the Michigan Strategic Fund.

Mason's background

Most recently, Mason was executive director of the state's University Research Corridor. 

Previously, he was an SVP and chief business development officer at MEDC, managing director of Travel Michigan and held various positions in the former Michigan Department of Commerce.

He holds a B.A. from the School of Business at Michigan State University.

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