Dearborn Area Chamber announces new director of events, media relations

Zachary Hayward

Zachary Hayward

DEARBORN — The Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce announced Zach Hayward as its new director of Events and Media Relations.

Hayward joins the DACC team after working as a field representative for U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn). With Dingell, Zach worked with the community and is excited to have the opportunity to work with the small businesses and advocate for Dearborn and Dearborn Heights.

“I am thrilled to be able to have the opportunity to advocate for and pull together the business community of Dearborn and cannot wait to get started,” Hayward said.

“We are delighted Zach’s joining our team at the chamber,” DACC President Jackie Lovejoy said. “His past experience and enthusiasm will contribute to our mission of growth, progress, and innovation that we deliver to our members and the community.”

Hayward comes from an events and hospitality background from spending summers on Mackinac Island at the Grand Hotel with his father, Managing Director Ken Hayward, and will bring those event planning skills to his new position, Lovejoy said.

Hayward is an Okemos native and University of Michigan graduate.