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Welcome Haley Bennett to Traverse Connect & Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance

Bennett to serve as Director of Government Relations for Traverse Connect and the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance 

headshot of Haley BennettHaley Bennett has joined Traverse Connect as the new Director of Government Relations. Bennett will also serve in the same role for the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance.  

President and CEO Warren Call welcomed Bennett to Traverse Connect and the region’s business community. “Haley brings extensive experience in advocacy and policy to her new role with Traverse Connect, having started her career as an intern in the Michigan Legislature. Haley will be a strong advocate for rural businesses and communities as Traverse Connect and the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance build upon years of success.” 

“Haley’s addition to Alliance brings a deep understanding of the pivotal issues facing northern Michigan businesses,” stated Nikki Devitt, chair of the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance. “From attracting a talented workforce to ensuring the ongoing success of our regional businesses and maximizing competitiveness on local, state, and national stages, Haley’s expertise will undoubtedly bolster our efforts.”

Bennett has spent her career in advocacy and policy work in Hawaii and Michigan. Bennett obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Social Work from Michigan State University and has been living in Traverse City since 2019.