Kristen Wenzel - Chairperson

Chief Operating Officer
Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!

Kristen Wenzel is the Chief Operations Officer for Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!  Her responsibilities include business development, marketing, branding, community relations and strategic planning, and program and performance oversight throughout Saginaw, Bay, Midland, Gratiot and Isabella counties.  She has an extensive background in management, sales, marketing and business development. 

Kristen Wenzel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and French from Saginaw Valley State University.  She is a graduate of the Great Lakes Bay Regional Leadership Institute and 1000 Leaders programs, is a certified Business Solution Professional through MSU, and holds a Best Practices for Non-Profits Certificate through SVSU.  She is a Past Chair of the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Group, a Past Chair of the SVSU Alumni Advisory Council, and Co-Chair of the St. Dominic Pastoral Council.

Kristen, her husband Keith, and their son Walker reside in Saginaw Township.