As the Vice President of Government Affairs for the Grand Rapids Chamber, Josh works to create a vibrant business climate with a focus on housing, local government and issues of regional significance.
Among other volunteer positions, he serves on boards of the Grand Rapids Downtown Improvement District, Kent County Housing Commission, Housing Kent, Mobile GR, and the Wellspring Preparatory High School Board of Education. Josh is a combat veteran and former paratrooper in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division.
Josh has been recognized as “40 under 40” by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives in 2021 and the Grand Rapids Business Journal in 2018. He is also an alum of MSU’s Michigan Political Leadership Program. He lives in Grand Rapids with his wife Heather and their rescued Weimaraner dogs.
- Loves meandering around Grand Rapids business districts and downtown enjoying the many great places to eat and drink.
- Favorite Chamber program: Town Halls informing our members about urgent issues