The Right Place names board members
A local economic development agency has named its new board members for 2018.
The Right Place’s nominating committee met in November and brought recommendations to the full board in December.
There are six new board members, replacing seven retiring board members.
There are 42 members total, with 12 making up the executive committee, which provides overall leadership, guidance and direction for the rest of the board and organization.
Chair: Brian Walker, president and CEO, Herman Miller
Vice chair: Sean Welsh, regional president, PNC Financial Services
Treasurer: Mitch Joppich, Grand Rapids managing partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Executive Committee appointment
Richard Haslinger, President, West Michigan Region Chase
Wayman Britt, acting county administrator, Kent County
Jeff Needham, president, Consumer Healthcare-Americas, Perrigo Company
Bill Pink, Ph.D., president, Grand Rapids Community College
Garrick Rochow, SVP of operations, Consumers Energy
Rob Spohr, VP for Academic Affairs, Montcalm Community College (Montcalm Economic Alliance representative, two-year term)
Bob Wolford, attorney at law, Miller Johnson
Retiring from the board
Todd Blake, president, Newaygo County Economic Development Organization
John Hendrickson, president, Perrigo Company
Daniel Malone, SVO of Engineering, Consumers Energy
Craig Mutch, managing partner, Miller Johnson
Greg Sundstrom, city manager, City of Grand Rapids
Daryl Delabbio, county administrator and controller, Kent County
Steven Ender, Ed.D., retired president, Grand Rapids Community College
A full list of board members is online.
The Right Place
The Right Place is a regional an economic development nonprofit founded in 1985 and supported through investments from the private and public sectors.
Its mission is to promote economic growth in the areas of quality employment, productivity and technology in West Michigan by developing jobs through leading business retention, expansion and attraction efforts.