Dawn Zimmer is president and founder of Zimco, Inc. formed in 1994 and also president of a newly formed division - K-12 Evaluation Solutions. Years ago, she recognized a great need for unique technology services with school districts in the mid-Michigan area. She began consulting and quickly expanded to business development, training and implementation state-wide.
Dawn has achieved great success over the years starting her career at IBM Corporate, where she worked for 9 years and received several prestigious awards. She was recognized both for her engineering excellence in technical service and for her outstanding customer support and sales achievement. Her experiences, solid work ethic, along with a competitive spirit laid the ground work for establishing a sound foundation for creating her own business.
In 2008, due in part to Dawn’s business reputation and acumen, Zimco was awarded an exclusive agreement for STAGES Software. This teacher evaluation tool was originally developed by Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU), after being awarded a five-year Title II Teacher Quality Enhancement grant funded by the U. S. Department of Education. Since that time, Zimco has expanded the capabilities of STAGES along with creating new modules that operate either independently or in tandem with STAGES software.
Dawn graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University in 1987. Dawn was the Valedictorian of her Associate Degree class and Bachelor degree class. Her majors include Computer Information Management, Management and Marketing.
Dawn is on the Relay for Life of Frankenmuth committee. For the past four years she has organized a youth basketball event which has made over $15,000 for the American Cancer Society. In addition, she is avid marathon runner and has completed six so far. She is also passionate about basketball, playing throughout high school and college and also coaching her sons.