2005-05-13 / News

Grand Hotel’s Ken Hayward Named to Travel Commission

Governor Jennifer M. Granholm has appointment Kenneth L. Hayward to the Michigan Travel Commission. The Grand Hotel vice president of sales and marketing was appointed to represent owners and operators of for-profit businesses from the private sector of travel, tourism, and recreation industry for a term expiring August 20, 2008.

Mr. Hayward is a veteran of 20 years with Grand Hotel. He began with the hotel as sales manager in 1985 and became vice president of sales and marketing in 1993. He also is a member of the board of the Historic Hotels of America.

He was graduated from the University of Michigan, where he was captain of the baseball team and where he still holds the career records for highest batting average, most runs batted in, and most games played for the university. He was a Big Ten Medal of Honor winner, the recipient of the Ray L. Fisher Award for most valuable player, the Bill Freehan Award for highest batting average, and the Bob Uffer Award for being the outstanding senior athlete his final year at school.

A native of Waterford, he is a graduate of Waterford Township High School.

The Michigan Travel Commission is responsible for assisting Travel Michigan in developing a comprehensive, long-range vision for tourism. Travel Michigan is an agency housed within the Michigan Economic Development Corporation that promotes tourism within the State of Michigan. The Commission’s first meeting of 2005 will be held Friday, June 10, in Sault Ste. Marie.

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