Ed McKenna, Business Development Manager-Collette Vacations at Collette
Ed McKenna has been Collette Vacation’s Business Development Manager for our area of Michigan for the past 30 years. He lives in South Lyon with his wife and has two grown daughters. He received his degree from Michigan State University so please welcome Ed. Go Green! Driven and loyal Business Development professional with 30 years of proven sales success built on a foundation of trusted client relationships in a highly competitive, ever changing environment, involving a complex selling cycle.
Steve Japinga is the vice president of public affairs for the Chamber. Japinga is responsible for overseeing the public policy, government relations, marketing and communications functions for the Chamber. Additionally, Japinga manages and provides guidance to the Lansing Regional Chamber-Political Action Committee (LRC-PAC).
Prior to joining the Chamber, Japinga worked as Chief of Public Policy and Legislative Affairs for State and Federal Government Relations for the Michigan State Medical Society representing more than 15,000 Michigan physicians. Before working on behalf of MSMS, Japinga was the Managing Director for Capitol Strategies Group, a multi-client government relations firm based in downtown Lansing representing several trade associations and companies, including MSMS, Johnson & Johnson, Michigan State University and the Michigan Association of Independent Agents.
Japinga graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and resides in Lansing with his wife Katherine and their two dogs Charlie and George.