Vickie Fournier, President and CEO,
grew up in the Blue Water area and graduated from Port Huron Northern High School and received an Associates degree in Liberal Arts from St. Clair County Community College. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration (Economics major) from Central Michigan University in 1992. While attending college she received the Needs Scholarship and the Frank H. Lee Scholarship from Woman’s Life Insurance Society headquartered in Port Huron.
Vickie developed her leadership experience in various industries from retail management, insurance, school district administration, insurance and manufacturing before finding her niche in economic and community development. She spent over four years as the Director of Business Retention & Community Services for the Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County - an organization born from the Greater Port Huron Chamber of Commerce in the early 1950's.
She became involved in community leadership in the late 90’s as the former program director for the Port Huron Chapter of the National Association of Career Women and was voted the Most Innovative Woman of the Year by the Chapter. She volunteered for St. Clair County's Master Plan community outreach and was a founding board member of the St. Clair County Library Literacy Project.
Since beginning her chamber career as President/CEO in October 2005, she has served as a member of the Cool Cities Committee, City of Port Huron’s Sesquicentennial Committee, Coast Guard Appreciation Days Committee; and Leadership Blue Water organizer. She has led the Chamber in receiving two Chamber of the Year Awards in 2007 and 2010, respectively from the Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals.
Vickie served as an adjunct instructor for St. Clair County Community College teaching Entrepreneurship 195 in 2013.
Vickie Fournier's Resume
Amy S. Lutz, Membership and Marketing Director,
was born and raised in Port Huron. She graduated from Port Huron High School as a member of the National Honor Society. Then, in May 2008, Amy became a Magna Cum Laude graduate of St. Clair County Community College (SC4)with an Associate of Liberal Arts degree; majoring in business and accounting. A scholarship through the Community Foundation of St. Clair County helped to make this possible. Since then, she earned an Associate of Business degree from SC4 while attending Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration. In September 2011, Amy graduated Cum Laude, Delta Mu Delta, from Walsh College with a Bachelors of Business Administration Accounting Processes degree.
Amy’s professional experience ranges from bookkeeping, business development, office administration, and IT, to retail, sales, and teaching dance and preschool. She enjoys learning and assisting with all areas of business, both the front-end and behind-the-scenes responsibilities. This year is her second year being a member of the Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals' (MACP) Marketing & Communications Committee. Amy looks forward to attending the MACP Conference each Fall. While there, she welcomes the opportunity to brainstorm with other local chambers, participate in professional development workshops, and bring home invaluable ideas to excel the Blue Water Area Chamber and its members.
Outside of work, Amy enjoys being involved with church and her son’s extracurricular activities. She has been the director of, and assisted with the preparations and operations of, Vacation Bible School for a few years. Since the Fall of 2010, Amy has enjoyed being the Treasurer of Port Huron’s Cub Scout Pack 178. In the Spring and Fall, she delights in being her son’s AYSO soccer coach.
The Blue Water Area is dear to Amy and she is excited to have the opportunity to help the local businesses to grow and prosper.