Board

Junior Achievement of Michigan Great Lakes Executive Committee

Brad Kessel  — Chairperson of the Board (2020-2021)
President & CEO
Independent Bank
 
Joe Tomaszewski  — Immediate Past Chairperson (2020-2021) & Corporate Secretary
Partner
Crowe LLP
 
Robert Worthington  — Vice-Chair Free Enterprise Center
Chief Operating Officer
Mercantile Bank
 
Jodi Havera  — Chairperson Elect (2022-2024)
Chief Financial Officer
Landscape Forms
 
Robin Kleinjans-McKee  — Vice-Chair, Business Hall of Fame
Vice President of Finance & Operations
Open Systems Technologies, Inc.
 
John Maynard  — Vice-Chair, Bowling
Partner
KPMG US LLP
 
Sarah Mezwicki  — Vice-Chair, Finance
Partner
Ernst & Young
 
James Nicholson  — Vice-Chair, Board Development
Sr. Vice President – CFO
Bissell Inc.
 
Lance Erickson  — Vice-Chair, Free Enterprise Golf Invitational
Senior Vice President
Fifth Third Bank
 
Scott Fiser  — Vice-Chair, Volunteers
Senior Vice President Global Commercial Banking
Bank of America
 
Ron Foor  — JA Southwest Michigan Chairperson
Community President/ Commercial Relationship 2 Manager
Fifth Third Bank
 
Noble Billingsley  — At Large Member
Manager, Customer Service
DTE Energy
 
William Coderre III
President & CEO
Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes
 
Steve Opper  — JA Mid Michigan Chairperson
Partner/Vice President, New Business Development
Wieland
 

 

 

Junior Achievement of Michigan Great Lakes Board Members

Victor Sturgis  — Associate Leadership Board Chair
Sr. Tax Manager & Racial Equity Fellow
Crowe LLP & CEO Action for Racial Equity Fellowship
 
Meredith Brown  — NSO/Petoskey Advisory Chair
Owner & President
Kilwins Petoskey
 
David Seppala  — Montcalm County Advisory Chair
Division President
Isabella Bank
 
Kim Baber
Partner
Varnum LLP
 
Jennifer Bowman
Deputy Director of Federal Affairs
Michigan Department of Talent & Economic Development
 
Steve Carlson
Community Leader
Retired GE Aviation Vice President
 
Rhonda DeBoer
Group Human Resource Director
Autocam
 
Scott Harris
President Senior Commercial Relationship Manger
TCF Bank
 
Jeff Harrison
Vice President North American Business Group
Haworth, Inc.
 
Monica King
Managing Partner & CEO
DWH, LLC
 
Kris Kurtz CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Metro Health – University of Michigan Health
 
Mark Lardieri
President
CQL Inc.
 
Zachary Littleton
Vice President
Oxford Partners
 
Ron Modreski
Owner
RAM Management Group
 
Gregg Peters
Corporate Controller
Sound Off Signal
 
Scott Pranger
Community Leader
 
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
Spectrum Health System
 
Matthew Smith
Managing Director
Deloitte LLP
 
Rich Sorota
Executive VP & President, Consumer Self-Care Americas
Perrigo
 
Martin Stein
Managing Director
Blackford Capital LLC
 
Michael Stornant
CFO, Sr. Vice President & Treasurer
Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
 
Mike Volk
Executive VP & Treasurer
Davenport University
 
Tim Williams
Community Leader
Retired Stryker
 
David Faber  — Education Advisory Council
Superintendent of Catholic Schools
Diocese of Grand Rapids
 
John Helmholdt  — Education Advisory Council
Executive Director of Communications & External Affairs
Grand Rapids Public Schools
 
Vice President & General Manager
Wood-TV
 
President
The Economic Club of Grand Rapids
 
Jen Seman  — JA of Northwest Michigan Advisory Chair
Director of Client Sales and Services
Priority Health
 
Sr. VP, Business Consultant - Michigan
Lockton Companies
 

 

 

Junior Achievement of Michigan Great Lakes Education Advisory Council

David Faber  — Education Advisory Council
Superintendent of Catholic Schools
Diocese of Grand Rapids
 
John Helmholdt  — Education Advisory Council
Executive Director of Communications & External Affairs
Grand Rapids Public Schools
 

 

 

Junior Achievement of Michigan Great Lakes JA Associate Leadership Board

Victor Sturgis  — Associate Leadership Board Chair
Sr. Tax Manager & Racial Equity Fellow
Crowe LLP & CEO Action for Racial Equity Fellowship
 
Jay Begrow
Interior Designer
Custer
 
Melanie Cordero Minder
Lead Financial Analyst
Eaton
 
Jeremy Cosby
Director
DWH, LLC
 
Morgan Dailey
Career Navigation Coordinator
Kent ISD
 
Heather DeLaLuz CPA.
Managing Director, Tax Integration
BDO USA, LLP
 
Ron Erway
Vice President of Employee Health & Benefits
Marsh & McLennan Agency
 
Nicholas Espinoza
Assistant Vice President Financial Solutions Advisor
Merrill Lynch
 
Brianne Frucci-Tucker
Sr. Communications Specialist
Farmers Insurance
 
DeAndre' Harris
Labor and Employment Attorney
Warner Norcross Judd
 
Phil Haywood
Associate Attorney
Warner Norcross and Judd
 
Amanda Hentsch
Membership Engagement Manager
Grand Rapids Chamber
 
Brad Lundvick
Principal
Grand Rapids Public Schools
 
Christine Stevens
Senior Project Manager
Galapagos Marketing
 
Vincent Sturgis
Nutrition Service Supervisor
Grand Rapids Public Schools
 
Joanna Udo
Lead Business System Analysis
Spectrum Health
 
Alee'a Ulsh-Cherry
Marketing Manager
Grand Rapids Public Museum
 
Martin Veliz
Business Client Manager
TCF Bank
 
Russ Waligorski
Branch Manager
MSU Federal Credit Union
 
Zach Wiersma
Vice President
Charter Capital Partners
 

 

 

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