About Us

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 Headshot bw

Tina Freese Decker* | Chair

President & CEO, Corewell Health
Pink Dr Bill

Bill Pink, Ph.D. * | Vice Chair

President, Ferris State University
Downing Steve

Steve Downing* | Treasurer

President & CEO, Gentex Corporation

Sara Armbruster – President & CEO, Steelcase

Rick Baker – President & CEO, Grand Rapids Chamber

Chris Bardeggia – Vice President of Global Quality & Lean, Steelcase, Inc. (Manufacturing Council Chair)

Norman J. Beauchamp Jr., MD MHS* – Executive Vice President for Health Sciences, Michigan State University

Matt Biersack, MD – President, Trinity 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

Shawn Crowley – Co-CEO, Atomic Object (Tech Council Member)

Michael Davenport – President & CEO, Jireh Metal

Lauren Davis – West Michigan Region President, Huntington Bank

Ronald G. DeWaard – Managing Partner, Varnum LLP

Katie L. Ferris, CPA – Tax Office Managing Partner, BDO

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

Rick Keyes – President & CEO, Meijer

Blake W. Krueger* – CEO & President, Wolverine World Wide, Inc.

Charles Lepper - President, Grand Rapids Community College

Charles W. Lott – Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo & Company

Dr. Philomena Mantella* – President, Grand Valley State University

Megan Norris – CEO, Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone, P.L.C.

Andi Owen – President & CEO, MillerKnoll

Milind Pant – CEO, Amway Corporation

Richard J. Pappas, Ed.D – President, Davenport University

Dr. Bill Pink – President, Ferris State University

Julie Rietberg – CEO, Greater Regional Alliance of Realtors

Garrick Rochow* – President & CEO, Consumers Energy Company

Tony Sarsam – President & CEO, SpartanNash

Rich Sorota – CEO, Miller Johnson

Tom Stritzinger – Senior Vice President, Comerica Bank

Julius Suchy – Township Manager, Ada Township

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

Sozon Vatikiotis – Chief Operating Officer & Chief Administrative Officer, Acrisure

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

*Denotes member of the Executive Committee