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The Right Place

ICEA Board of Directors


Susan Hatto, Chair
Dean for Industrial Education and Workforce Training
Montcalm Community College
Higher Education Rep.

Sandy Wolniakowski, Vice Chair
Clerk, Village of Pewamo

Sue Dahms, Treasurer
Union Bank


Jessica Tramontana
Area Manager, Consumers Energy

Ethan Ebenstein
Superintendent, Ionia County Intermediate Schools

Jason Eppler
City of Ionia

John Niemla
City Manager, City of Belding

Ryan Wilson
Relationship Development Manager, Michigan One Credit Union

S. Tutt Gorman
City of Portland

Ex-Officio with Voting Rights

Stephanie Fox
Administrator, Ionia County
David Hodges
Commissioner, Ionia County

RPI Representative: Ex-Officio with Voting Rights

Twayne Howard
COO/Asst. Treasurer, The Right Place, Inc.

Ionia County Economic Alliance Results

For more than seven years, the Ionia County Economic Alliance (ICEA) has worked in partnership with The Right Place to support sustainable economic growth and quality job creation in Ionia County. Area residents see the effect these projects have in their communities, from the increase in quality employment opportunities to the ripple effect these growing businesses have on the surrounding environment.

2011-2019 Economic Development Success

Initiative Total
Workforce Training Dollars $1,061,216
Company Assists 630
Capital Investment $186,541,355
New & Retained Jobs 853
Projects 15