Board of Directors

board of directors


Meredith Bronk | PresidentOpen Systems Technologies (OST)

Chairperson Elect:

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

Immediate Past Chairperson

Nelson Sanchez | Chief Operating Officer, RoMan Manufacturing

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:

Jennifer Crowley | OwnerHighland Group of Grand Rapids

Vice Chairperson, At Large:

James Byl | Founder/OwnerMulti-Automatic Tool & Supply

President & CEO:

Rick Baker | Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce


Board Members

Jennifer Baker | President, Grand Rapids Junior Chamber

Johnny Brann | OwnerKitchen 67, Brann’s Café

Tom Bylenga | President, Star Truck Rentals

Alisha Cieslak | Chief Legal and Risk OfficerGordon Food Services

Michael Davenport | President & CEO, Jireh Metal Products, Inc.

Robert L. Hughes | President, Advantage Benefits Group

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

Lou Moran | Office Managing PartnerDeloitte

Hannah Naltner | Chief of StaffSteelcase

Michael Nelson | Chief Administrative OfficerAmway

Javier Olvera | PresidentSupermercado Mexico

Ruben Ramos | PresidentR&R Mechanical Services LLC

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

Tom Welch | Regional PresidentFifth Third Bank, West Michigan

Randy Thelen | President & CEOThe Right Place