Staff and Board

Our Staff

Michael Van Denend

Michael Van Denend, M.A.

Executive Director

Erica Kubik

Erica Kubik, Ph.D.

Director of Programming

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Rachel Brooks, M.A., CFRM

Communications and Events Coordinator​

Dixie Anderson

Dixie Anderson, M.B.A.

Executive Director Emerita

Our Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Cary Justice

Cary Justice, President

Amway, VP Global Public Policy & Gov’t Affairs

Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook, Secretary

Steelcase, General Manager, Global Seating

Kristine Munsters

Kristina Munsters, Vice President

Warner Norcross + Judd. Commercial Litigation and Insurance Attorney

Diana Lawson

Diana Lawson, Member-At-Large

Grand Valley State University, Dean, Seidman College of Business

Michael McNinch

Michael McNinch, Treasurer

Fifth Third Bank,
Senior Vice President, Wealth Management


MJ Abimbola Adekoya

Abi Adekoya

Miller Johnson, Mergers and Acquisitions Associate 

Brent Case

Brent Case

The Right Place, Vice President,
Business Attraction

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David Lee

Bank of America, Senior Vice President

Ingrid Shane

Ingrid Shane

UFP Industries, Director of Employment Practices

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Nigel Anderson

Dematic, Senior Vice President and CFO

Jennifer Dakoske

Jennifer Dakoske

Charter Capital Partners, Director, Mergers and Acquisitions

Ingrid Nelson

Ingrid Nelson

Realtor, Ingrid Nelson Realty Group

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Robert Stead

Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, Michigan Managing Partner

Joanna Boer

Joanna Boer

Calvin University, Advisor to the Chairman

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Amit Desai

Haworth, North America Sourcing Director

Eric Post

Eric Post

Varnum LLP, Partner

Cameron Young

Cameron Young

Behler-Young, Customer Experience Manager

Kerry Brozyna

Kerry Brozyna

Wolverine Worldwide, Vice President and General Manager, Wolverine leathers and material sourcing

Chris Hickman

Chris Hickmann

BDO, Audit Partner​

Paul Quinn

Paul Quinn

JP Morgan Chase,
Executive Director

Sungjin Yoo

Sungjin Yoo

Ottawa Avenue Private Capital, Senior Associate