Board of Directors
The business and community leaders of Greater Grand Rapids currently serving on The Right Place, Inc. Board of Directors
Tina Freese Decker* | ChairPresident & CEO, Spectrum Health
Bill Pink, Ph.D. * | Vice ChairPresident, Grand Rapids Community College
Steve Downing* | TreasurerPresident & CEO, Gentex Corporation
Sara ArmbrusterPresident & CEO, Steelcase
Stephen M. AbbottExecutive Director, Middle Market | Commercial Banking, JPMorgan Chase
Rick BakerPresident & CEO, Grand Rapids Chamber
Norman J. Beauchamp Jr., MD MHS*Executive Vice President for Health Sciences, Michigan State University
Matt Biersack, MDPresident, Mercy Health Saint Mary's
Luke ChervenyGrand Rapids Office Managing Partner - Tax Reporting & Strategy Partner, PwC
Jeffrey ConnollySenior Vice President & President, West Michigan & Upper Peninsula, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Michael DavenportPresident & CEO, Jireh Metal
Ronald G. DeWaardManaging Partner, Varnum LLP
James E. Dillard IIIEVP & President of Consumer Health Care Americas, Perrigo Company
Katie L. Ferris, CPATax Office Managing Partner, BDO
Krista FlynnRegional President - West Michigan, Huntington Bank
Patrick GreenePresident, Cascade Die Cast Group, Inc.
Joshua HulstCo-founder & Managing Partner, Michigan Software Labs
Nick HrnyakCEO, Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
John KennedyPresident & CEO, Autocam Medical
Blake W. Krueger*Chairman of the Board, CEO & President, Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
Charles W. LottSenior Vice President, Wells Fargo & Company
Dr. Philomena Mantella*President, Grand Valley State University
Michael P. McGeeChief Executive Officer, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.
Hank MeijerExecutive Chairman, Meijer, Inc.
Andi OwenPresident & CEO, Herman Miller, Inc.
Milind PantCEO, Amway Corporation
Richard J. Pappas, Ed.DPresident, Davenport University
John C. PorterfieldRegional Bank President, Department Manager, Comerica Bank
Julie RietbergCEO, Greater Regional Alliance of Realtors
Garrick Rochow*President & CEO, Consumers Energy Company
Darrel SchmalzelCity Manager, City of Walker
Tony SarsamPresident & CEO, SpartanNash
Renee Tabben*Director, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Market Executive and Market President, Bank of America
Jim Teets*Chairman & CEO, ADAC Automotive
Randy Thelen*President & CEO, The Right Place, Inc.
David L. Van Andel*Chairman & CEO, Van Andel Institute
Al VanderbergCounty Administrator/Controller, Kent County
Mike VanGesselCEO, Rockford Construction
Mark WashingtonCity Manager, City of Grand Rapids
Mark J. WassinkPartner, Warner Norcross + Judd, LLP
Thomas G. Welch, Jr.Regional President, Fifth Third Bank - West Michigan
Sean P. Welsh*Regional President - Western Michigan, PNC Bank
Bob WolfordManaging Member, Miller Johnson
Not pictured: Joi Harris, DTE Gas President & COO, DTE Energy
*Denotes member of the Executive Committee