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Guest Name
Jason Vanderground
Guest Occupation
President of Haven
Guest Biography

Jason Vanderground joined HAVEN as President in April 2021. In his role, he provides overall strategic, client and staff leadership for the firm, working alongside Bill McKendry, Founder and Chief Creative Officer.
HAVEN is the lead agency for the He Gets Us Campaign, providing overall management as well as strategic and creative direction. Jason and Bill have a professional relationship that spans nearly 25 years. Jason previously spent 10 years, from 1997 to 2007, working for Bill McKendry at Hanon McKendry, a ground-breaking firm out of Grand Rapids, which grew to be one of the largest marketing firms in Michigan. While there, Jason served as the lead consultant for the firm’s issue, cause and non-profit clients.
Following this role, Jason’s career took him to marketing leadership positions at Spectrum Health, a top healthcare system; Steelcase, the leading global furniture maker; and Irwin Seating, the leading maker of fixed seating. During that same period, he also earned an MBA from Western Michigan University. Jason brings to all his work and the He Gets Us campaign vast expertise in brand and marketing communication strategy, implementation and management for many national and global brands.