Board - Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes

JA of the Michigan Great Lakes Executive Committee Members

Joe Tomaszewski — Chairperson of the Board
Crowe Horwath
William C. Coderre III, CFRE — President
Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes
Robert Worthington — Immediate Past Chair
Chief Operating Officer
Mercantile Bank
William (Brad) Kessel — Vice-Chair, Finance
President & CEO
Independent Bank
Paul Van Hoof — Co-Vice-Chair Board Development
Vice President, Corporate Development
Johnson Controls
James (Jim) S. Nicholson — Co-Vice-Chair, Board Development
Sr. Vice President - CFO
Scott Fiser — Co-Vice-Chair, Volunteers
Senior Vice President Central Michigan Middle Market
Bank of America
Robin Kleinjans-McKee — Vice-Chair, Business Hall of Fame
Vice President of Global Financial Planning & Analysis
Jim Swoboda — Co-Vice-Chair, Volunteers
Vice President of Sales
Simple Eight, LLC
John Maynard — Vice-Chair, Bowling
Lance Erickson — Vice-Chair, Free Enterprise Invitational
Senior Vice President
Fifth Third Bank
Ron Modreski — At Large Member
RAM Management Group
Kim Baber — Vice-Chair, Titan Business Challenge
Varnum LLP
Sarah Mezwicki — Corporate Secretary
Ernst & Young
Matt Christensen — JA Mid-Michigan Chairperson
AVP Advanced Care Systems
Jackson National Life Insurance Co.
Mike Volk — Vice-Chair, At Large
Executive VP Finance/CFO & Treasurer
Davenport University

2017 - 2018 Directors

Matthew Becker — Past Chairperson, 2015-2017
CPA/Managing Partner
W. Noble Billingsley
Director of Gas Operations
DTE Energy
James Bos, CPSM
Vice President, Global Procurement
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors
Jennifer Bowman
Director of Government & Media Affairs
Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)
Meredith Brown — NSO/Petoskey Advisory Chair
Owner & President
Kilwins Petoskey
John Buchan
Chief Operating Officer
Mike Bryson
Sr. Vice President/Retail Sales and Service Manager
Huntington Bank
Steve Carlson
Vice President Military Customer Management
General Electric Aviation
Brad W. Haverkamp
Senior Vice President-Market Manager-Business Banking
Chase Bank
J. Todd James
Vice President of Global Sales
Christopher LaGrand, Esq.
Senior Vice President & Corporate Counsel
Woda Management & Real Estate, LLC
Chris Milliron — NWSO/Traverse City Advisory Chair
Chief Lending Officer
TBA Credit Union
Mark Lardieri — Technology and JA Girls Dream Fair Chair
CQL Inc.
Robert (Bob) Phelps
Deloitte LLP
Marti Lolli
CMO and Sr. Vice President
Priority Health
Shelly Maciejewski
Meadowbrook Plant Manager
Johnson Controls Power Solutions
John Meighan
Chief Information Officer (CIO) & Director of Danaher Business Systems
X-Rite Inc.
Martin Stein
Managing Director
Blackford Capital LLC
Victor Sturgis — Chair of Associate Leadership Board
Tax Manager
Crowe Horwath
Kevin Patterson
Audit Partner
Blake Phillips
President & CEO
EQI Ltd.
Scott Pranger — Lakeshore Golf Scramble Co Chair
Gwen G. Sandefur
Chief Operating Officer
Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids
Rich Sorota
President & CEO
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