Board of Directors

Executive Board Committee

Joan Budden, Priority Health
Chairperson Elect:
Nelson Sanchez, RoMan Manufacturing
Immediate Past Chairperson:
Mike Verhulst, Rockford Construction
Vice Chairperson, Budget/Finance:
Meredith Bronk, OST
Vice Chairperson, Governance:
Mary Tuuk, Grand Rapids Symphony
Vice Chairperson, Public Policy:
Johnny Brann, Kitchen 67, Brann’s Café
Vice Chairperson, At Large:
Beth O’Shaughnessy, Steelcase, Inc.
Vice Chairperson, At Large:
Doug Young, Behler-Young Company
President & CEO:
Rick Baker, Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce

Board Members

Board of Directors 33

Jennifer Baker
Grand Rapids Junior Chamber

Johnny Brann, Jr.
Kitchen 67

Board of Directors 28

William J. Brennan

Meredith Bronk
Open Systems Technologies (OST)

Board of Directors 32

Joan Budden
Priority Health

James Byl
Multi-Automatic Tool & Supply Co.

Tom Bylenga
Star Truck Rentals, Inc.

Lew Chamberlin
West Michigan Whitecaps

Jeff Connolly
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Jennifer Crowley
Highland Group

Birgit M. Klohs
The Right Place, Inc.

Stephanie Leonardos

Board of Directors 30

Lou Moran

Michael Nelson
Amway Corporation

Javier Olvera
Supermercado Mexico, Inc.

Beth O’Shaughnessy
Steelcase Inc.

Nelson Sanchez
RoMan Manufacturing, Inc.

Mary Tuuk
Grand Rapids Symphony

Ted Vaughn
Tolman’s Wholesale Meats

Michael B. Verhulst
Rockford Construction

Board of Directors 31

Tom Welch
Fifth Third Bank, West Michigan

Doug Young
Behler-Young Company

Staff 138

Rick Baker
Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce