Board of Directors

board of directors


Jeff Connolly | President, WM Operations, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Chairperson Elect:

Jennifer Crowley | Owner, Highland Group of Grand Rapids

Immediate Past Chairperson

Meredith Bronk | President, Open Systems Technologies (OST)

Vice Chairperson, Budget/Finance:

Jeff Lumpp | PresidentHylant LLC

Vice Chairperson, Governance:

Brad Thomas | Governance President & CEO, Progressive AE

Vice Chairperson, Public Policy:

William J. Brennan | Vice President, General Counsel & SecretaryBISSELL Inc.

Vice Chairperson, At Large:

James Byl | Founder/Owner, Multi-Automatic Tool & Supply

Vice Chairperson, At Large:

Michael DavenportPresident & CEO, Jireh Metal Products, Inc.

President & CEO:

Rick Baker | Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce


Board Members

Tom Bylenga | President, Star Truck Rentals

Abdeel Cabrera | President & CEO, Midiwest Steel Carports, Inc.

Alisha Cieslak | Chief Legal and Risk OfficerGordon Food Services

Levi Cipcic | President, Grand Rapids Junior Chamber

Krista Flynn | Regional President, Huntington Bank

Robert L. Hughes | President, Advantage Benefits Group

Diana Lawson, Ph.D. | Dean of the Seidman College of BusinessGrand Valley State University

David Leonard | Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Chief Legal Officer, Spectrum Health

Hannah Naltner | President of Legal Services, RDV

Michael Nelson | Chief Administrative OfficerAmway

Isaac Norris | Principal, Architect, & Owner, Isaac V. Norris & Associates, PC

Ruben Ramos | PresidentR&R Mechanical Services LLC

Natalie Stewart | Vice President of Government and Public Affairs, Switch

Randy Thelen | President & CEOThe Right Place, Inc.

John Van Fossen | Senior Director Government Affairs, Meijer Inc.