Staff and Board

Our Staff

Michael Van Denend

Michael Van Denend, M.A.

Executive Director

Erica Kubik

Erica Kubik, Ph.D.

Director of Programming

Rachel Brooks

Rachel Brooks, M.A., CFRM

Communications and Events Coordinator​

Dixie Anderson

Dixie Anderson

Executive Director Emeritus

Our Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Jennifer Tyler

Jennifer Tyler, President

Dematic, Director, Integrated Business Planning

Cary Justice

Cary Justice, Vice President

Amway, VP, Global Public Policy & Gov’t Affairs

Scott DeMeester

Scott DeMeester,Treasurer

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Market Executive

Ping Liang

Ping Liang, Secretary

AlphaMax Advisors, Managing Director

Kristine Munsters

Kristina Munsters, Member at Large

Warner Norcross + Judd, Commercial Litigation and Insurance Attorney

Directors

Kerry Brozyna

Kerry Brozyna

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

Brent Case

Brent Case

The Right Place, Vice President,
Business Attraction

Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook

Steelcase, General Manager,
Global Seating

Jennifer Dakoske

Jennifer Dakoske

Charter Capital Partners, Director, Mergers and Acquisitions

Chris Hickman

Chris Hickmann

BDO, Audit Partner​

Frances Hogsten

Frances Hogsten

Haworth, Vice President, Global Supply Chain​

Kevin Jeakle

Kevin Jeakle

Deloitte Tax LLP, Managing Partner

Diana Lawson

Diana Lawson

Seidman College of Business, GVSU, Dean

Michael McNinch

Michael McNinch

Fifth Third Bank,
Senior Vice President, Wealth Management

Ingrid Nelson

Ingrid Nelson

Realtor, Ingrid Nelson Realty Group

Eric Post

Eric Post

Varnum LLP, Partner

Paul Quinn

Paul Quinn

JP Morgan Chase,
Executive Director

Bob Roth

Bob Roth

RoMan Manufacturing, President & CEO

Ingrid Shane

Ingrid Shane

UFP Industries, Director of Employment Practices

James Ward

James Ward

Supply Chain Solutions, President

Cameron Young

Cameron Young

Behler-Young, Digital Marketing Specialist

Sungjin Yoo

Sungjin Yoo

Ottawa Avenue Private Capital, In-house Counsel