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Board Members

We are proud to have our local elected officials and workforce development board members come together every two months to discuss workforce development activities in our six-county region. As you can see, our board consists of a wide variety of individuals from various industries, making our board very unique in its make-up.


Chair - OPEN

Vice Chair -Janet Andersen - Mason County

Burt Cooper - Newaygo County

Ken DeLaat - Newaygo County

Tom Hogenson - City of Big Rapids

Linda Howard - Mecosta County

Les Johnson - City of Ludington

VACANT - Lake County

VACANT - Oceana County

VACANT - Osceola County



Chair - Deborah Smith-Olson, Lake-Osceola State Bank - Baldwin

Vice Chair - Sheri Thompson, Thompson Milk Hauling - Reed City

David Cooper, Whitehall Industries - Ludington

David Eisler, Ferris State University - Big Rapids

Larry Emig, Youth Attention Center - Reed City

Nancy Griffin, Dept. of Health and Human Services/Michigan Rehabilitation Services - Big Rapids

Eric Gustad, Consumers Energy - Ludington

Lindsay Hager, Fremont Area Community Foundation - Fremont

Dave Hamelund, Hamtech Inc. - Big Rapids

Tracy Johns, North Lake Correctional Facility - Baldwin

Karl Kemnitz, Leprino Foods Co. - Remus

Dan Kosheba, United Auto Workers - Grand Rapids

Ron Marek, Reed City Group - Reed City

Dan Massy, Osceola County Community Development - Reed City

Cynthia Romanowski, Arbre Farms - Walkerville

Liz Stark, Mason-Lake Adult Education - Scottville

Summer Thompson, E&M Design Solutions - Fremont

Jon Timmers, Michigan Dept. of Corrections - Grand Rapids

Mary Trucks, Five-Cap Inc. - Scottville

Larissa Vanderputte, Michigan Freeze Pack - Hart

Jill Vasquez, Spectrum Health - Ludington

William Visser, Plumbers, Fitters and Service Trades No. 174 - Coopersville

Janet Vyse-Staszak, Dept. of Health and Human Services - Ludington

Paige Wheeler, Tubelite Inc. - Reed City

Adam Wilson, Nestle Nutrition/Gerber Products - Fremont