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, Corewell Health
Bill Pink, Ph.D. * | Vice ChairPresident, Ferris State University
Steve Downing* | TreasurerPresident & CEO, Gentex Corporation
Sara Armbruster – President & CEO, Steelcase
Stephen M. Abbott – Executive Director, Middle Market | Commercial Banking, JPMorgan Chase
Rick Baker – President & CEO, Grand Rapids Chamber
Norman J. Beauchamp Jr., MD MHS* – Executive Vice President for Health Sciences, Michigan State University
Matt Biersack, MD – President, Mercy Health Saint Mary's
Luke Cherveny – Grand Rapids Office Managing Partner - Tax Reporting & Strategy Partner, PwC
Jeffrey Connolly – Senior Vice President & President, West Michigan & Upper Peninsula, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Michael Davenport – President & CEO, Jireh Metal
Ronald G. DeWaard – Managing Partner, Varnum LLP
James E. Dillard III – EVP & President of Consumer Health Care Americas, Perrigo Company
Katie L. Ferris, CPA – Tax Office Managing Partner, BDO
Patrick Greene – President, Cascade Die Cast Group, Inc.
Joi Harris – DTE Gas President & COO, DTE Energy
Joshua Hulst – Co-founder & Managing Partner, Michigan Software Labs
Nick Hrnyak – CEO, Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
John Kennedy – President & CEO, Autocam Medical
Blake W. Krueger* – CEO & President, Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
Charles W. Lott – Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo & Company
Dr. Philomena Mantella* – President, Grand Valley State University
Michael P. McGee – Chief Executive Officer, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.
Hank Meijer – Executive Chairman, Meijer, Inc.
Andi Owen – President & CEO, MillerKnoll
Milind Pant – CEO, Amway Corporation
Richard J. Pappas, Ed.D – President, Davenport University
John C. Porterfield – Regional Bank President, Department Manager, Comerica
Julie Rietberg – CEO, Greater Regional Alliance of Realtors
Garrick Rochow* – President & CEO, Consumers Energy Company
Darrel Schmalzel – City Manager, City of Walker
Tony Sarsam – President & 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 Vanderberg – County Administrator/Controller, Kent County
Mike VanGessel – CEO, Rockford Construction
Mark Washington – City Manager, City of Grand Rapids
Mark J. Wassink – Managing Partner, 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 Wolford – Managing Member, Miller Johnson
*Denotes member of the Executive Committee