Join us on Wednesday, December 14th at 12pm for our next Lunch with Leaders series. This month we’ll have Stacy Welling Haughey, Upper Peninsula Field Deputy for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. She’ll be chatting with us about the state of things here in the Upper Peninsula.
As the U.P. Field Deputy, Mrs. Haughey forges partnerships and enhances communication between the DNR and local and county officials, legislators, and U.P. residents and stakeholders to raise public awareness of, and engagement in, DNR programs and initiatives. She also is the DNR liaison to the Eastern U.P. and Western U.P. Citizens’ Advisory Councils. In addition, she has served as the Region 1 representative for the DNR in U.P. economic development initiatives.
Before coming to the DNR, Mrs. Haughey served as Deputy Chief of Staff for U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak in Washington D.C. and held the position of Northern Michigan Representative for the office of Governor Jennifer Granholm. She has also served as the Director of development and assistant of community relations for OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba.
Stacy also is proud of working in a lumber mill, nursing home, tree patch, as a waitress, cheerleading coach, and in a formal wear shop.
Mrs. Haughey grew up in Powers (Menominee County) and holds a Master’s degree in public administration and a Bachelor’s in business management from Northern Michigan University. She has volunteered with several service organizations (founding board member of Marquette County’s 40 Below group) and served on the NMU Alumni Board of Directors for six years. She also received the “NMU Outstanding Young Alumni” award in 2011.
In 2019 she was also honored with the “Unsung Hero” award for the state by the Michigan United Conservation Clubs. Stacy lives in Gwinn and considers her most important job being a wife to her husband Jared, and a Mom to daughters Maddilyn and Vivian (and their yellow lab Haze.)