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 and the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation. She also volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House and 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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Marketing Manager

Julia Daihl

A GVSU alum with eight years experience, Julia pairs a passion for project management with creative intuition to lead Econ Club's marketing and communication efforts.

In her free time she likes to sip tea, try local beers + eats, and snuggle her pup, Foster.

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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 Coordinator

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.