Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Alisha Cieslak

Vice Chairperson, Public Policy

Chief Legal & Risk Officer

Gordon Food Service

Brad Thomas

Vice Chairperson, At Large

Governance President & CEO

Progressive AE

David Leonard

Vice Chairperson, Governance

Senior Vice President; Chief Legal Officer

Strategic Partnerships; Corewell Health

James Byl


Founder & Owner

Multi-Automatic Tool & Supply Co.

Jeff Lumpp

Vice Chairperson, Budget/Finance


Hylant LLC

Jennifer Crowley

Immediate Past Chairperson


Highland Group of Grand Rapids

Michael Davenport

Vice Chairperson, At Large

President & CEO

Jireh Metal Products, Inc.

Michael Nelson

Chairperson Elect

Chief Operating Officer & Chief HR Officer


Rick Baker

President & CEO

President & CEO

Grand Rapids Chamber

Board Members

Ana Ramirez Saenz

CEO & Founder

La Fuente Consulting

Brandon Diller


Grand Rapids Junior Chamber

Diana Lawson, Ph.D.

Dean of the Seidman College of Business

Grand Valley State University

Hannah Naltner

Vice President of Legal Services


John Van Fossen

Senior Director Government Affairs

Meijer Inc.

Krista Flynn

Midwest Regional Executive

PNC Financial Services Group

Lauren Snyder

Vice President of Customer Experience

Consumers Energy

Natalie Mitchell

Senior Vice President of Government and Public Affairs


Randy Thelen

President & CEO

The Right Place, Inc.

Robert L. Hughes


Advantage Benefits Group

Ruben Ramos


R&R Mechanical Services LLC

Steven Miller

Chief Technology Officer


Tracey Hornbeck

President & CEO

Legacy Trust GR

William Brennan


Brennan Legal Consulting, PLC

Zach Verhulst

Founder & Managing Principal

Pure Architects