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Meet The Economic Club of Grand Rapids Team

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Natalia Kovicak

Prior to her current role at The Economic Club of Grand Rapids, Natalia served as VP of Conferences and Events at The Right Place, Inc. for 12 years.
Natalia currently serves on the board of the Grand Rapids Symphony, Junior Achievement of Michigan Great Lakes, and the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation. She also volunteers at the American Heart Association.
Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, she now resides in Spring Lake with husband Matt and their four kids.
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Operations Manager

Jennifer Tilkin

With 30 years at Econ Cub, Jennifer knows it all. She lives in Ada where she likes to run, bike, play Pickleball, and spend time with her grandchildren.

When she's not working at Econ Club you can find her rooting for the UofM Wolverines or spending time on the Lakeshore.

Events + Membership Manager

Jane Zylstra

Jane brings over 10 years of experience to the team. When it comes to events, she's done it all! She holds her Masters in Public Administration with an emphasis in Non-Profit Management & Leadership from Grand Valley State University.

Though she currently lives in Caldedonia, her Chicago roots still make her a diehard Chicago Cubs fan. In her free time, Jane likes to travel, see Broadway shows, and attend concerts or sporting events.

Marketing + Membership Coordinator

India Ambrose

India has a passion for all things marketing and communicating! With a degree in Fashion Merchandising from Central Michigan University, she also has a knack for communicating through clothing and style. She is so excited to bring her skillset to the Economic Club of Grand Rapids.
A Grand Rapidian through and through, India loves spending time trying new restaurants in the city and shopping with local businesses. In her free time, she loves to read exciting books and learn languages, including Spanish and Italian.
Events + Member Relations Intern

Ann Krapohl

Ann is a senior at Grand Valley State University where she studies business management and hospitality. While originally from East Lansing, Ann loves West Michigan and all it has to offer. She enjoys hiking, attending concerts, and spending time with her friends and family. She also volunteers with Gilda's Club of Grand Rapids.