JoAnn Crary is the President of Saginaw Future, a non-profit economic development organization. She has held that position since 1993 and assists companies with identifying state business opportunity programs, government contracting, site location assistance, shovel-ready free land, industrial site development, workforce development and more.
Crary was the 2015 Board Chair of the 5000-member International Economic Development Council and in that role, Crary focused on Inclusive Economic Development. In 2016, Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder appointed JoAnn to serve on the 21st Century Economy Commission to help recommend a vision for Michigan’s economic future and in 2017, the Governor appointed Crary to serve on the Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control.
Crary has a Bachelor’s degree from Ferris State University and a graduate degree from Central Michigan University. She is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute and is a certified Economic Development Finance Professional.