New Community and Economic Development Director

New Community and Economic Development Director Main Photo

27 Jan 2023


Steve Hensley is the Community and Economic Development Director for Saginaw Future Inc. Steve’s primary areas of responsibility include working with the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), as well as Business Retention and Expansion - Corporate Watch Program. 

Steve is an experienced business leader and lifelong resident of Saginaw County with an accomplished background in banking, business development and communications. Throughout Steve’s career, he has cultivated and fostered relationships through community engagement. Prior to joining Saginaw Future, Inc., Steve directed and facilitated the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network, leveraging community stakeholders through strategic partnerships while developing new and progressive ways to improve talent attraction and retention efforts throughout Saginaw County.  

Steve currently serves as President of the Board and Fund Development Committee Chair of Pit & Balcony Community Theatre, as well as Board Secretary of Rescue Ministries of Mid-Michigan, and is a current board member of the SVSU Alumni Association. Steve’s past civic involvement and service include Junior Achievement of North Central Michigan, United Way of Saginaw County, Saginaw Community Foundation, and the American Cancer Society as well as others.  

Steve is a two-time graduate of Saginaw Valley State University where he earned a Master of Arts in Public Administration and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with dual minors in Business and English.