The Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber of Commerce has named Ronald Hinrichs its president and executive director.
Hinrichs, who is set to start his new position Feb. 6, most recently served as the director of events and media relations for the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce. He succeeds Saundra Mull, who headed the Chamber for more than 15 years until her departure late last year.
“We are thrilled to have Ron join our team,” said David Goodwin, chair of the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber’s board of directors. “Ron brings a level of enthusiasm and experience that will strengthen and enhance the resources available to our membership and the community.”
Goodwin said Hinrichs, 30, joins the Chamber with valuable knowledge in nonprofit management and administration, having worked in managerial roles with various organizations. At the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce, he was a key component in enhancing marketing, networking and promotional opportunities for the members of the Chamber and various partners in the Dearborn area community. Working alongside a creative and committed team, he significantly increased value and attendance for the Chamber’s signature community and business events.
“The Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber has made a wonderful decision in choosing Ron as their next president,” said Jackie Lovejoy, president of the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce. “His administrative expertise, political acumen, and general “can-do” attitude will fill the role perfectly. His focus on member engagement and inclusion is phenomenal, and congratulations are in order all around.”
He also led the national award-winning Metro Detroit Young Entrepreneurs Academy, which provides middle school and high school students the tools needed to build their own, real business.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the community and members of the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber,” Hinrichs said. “The Chamber is the key resource in our region providing businesses, organizations and community partners with the tools necessary to realize their dreams. I am eager to start working with our talented staff and members to grow and enhance our region for our future generations.”
Hinrichs is an alumnus of Dearborn High School and the Henry Ford Community College Honors Program. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Wayne State University. Hinrichs resides in Riverview with his wife, Leah, daughter Natalie and son Ronald.