Midland Business Alliance

Chippewa Nature Center Hires Plante as Director of Finance & Operations

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January 23, 2019
Chippewa Nature Center (CNC) of Midland has hired Lori Plante as its Director of Finance & Operations, effective January 1, 2019. She is responsible for financial strategic direction, as well as human resource duties, including compliance.
Prior to joining CNC, Plante was the finance and human resources manager at Messiah Lutheran Church in Midland from 2007-2018 where she was responsible for financial administration and all aspects of human resources. She served as the Business Manager of Imageworks, Ltd from 1990-2000. A native of Monroe and a resident of Midland, Plante and her husband, Mark, have three children and nine grandchildren.
“We are excited to have Lori on board as we continue to provide environmental education for the Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond,” stated Dennis Pilaske, Executive Director for the nature center. “Her years of expertise in finance capacities will serve the Nature Center well as our program offerings grow in our organization’s mission ‘to connect all people with nature through educational, recreational and cultural experiences.’
For more information, visit www.chippewanaturecenter.org.
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Chippewa Nature Center (CNC) is a non-profit organization in Midland, MI inspiring people to be stewards of the natural world. Enjoy free admission to the Visitor Center, located at 400 S Badour Rd, open 8 am-5 pm Monday-Saturday and 12-5 pm Sunday and select holidays, and 19 miles of trails open dawn-to-dark 365 days a year, including 7+ miles of trails groomed for cross-country skiing. Visitors will enjoy the Bur Oak Theater hands-on Nature Discovery Area and Ecosystem Gallery, River Overlook, Wildlife Viewing Area with one-way glass, Nature Center Store and more. CNC offers Nature Day Camp each summer. CNC is also home to Nature Preschool, helping 3- and 4-year olds develop a life-long connection to the natural world. Learn more at www.chippewanaturecenter.org or facebook.com/cncmidland.
Jamie Hockstra, Director of Marketing & Communications
(989) 631-0830