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Heart of West Michigan United Way names board

July 7, 2014
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Heart of West Michigan United Way names board
Members of the Heart of West Michigan United Way board pose together: Mike Jandernoa, left, 2014 campaign chair; Maureen Noe, president and CEO; Blake Krueger, past campaign chair; Stacie Behler, past board chair; and Richard Pappas, board chair. Courtesy Heart of West Michigan United Way

The Heart of West Michigan United Way has named its board of directors for 2014-2015.

The nonprofit in Grand Rapids said last week that it has elected several new members to three-year terms and appointed its executive team.

The board helps the nonprofit to address “complex community issues in a collaborative manner with many other community organizations,” said Maureen Noe, president and CEO, Heart of West Michigan United Way.

Executive team

- Chair: Richard Pappas, president, Davenport University
- Vice chair: Lauren Walker, vice president of manufacturing, Amway Corporation
- Secretary/treasurer: Janet Veldhouse, CFO of Asia Pacific, Steelcase
- 2014 campaign chair: Mike Jandernoa, founder, 42 North Partners
- Chair of Impact Council: Nelson Miller, associate dean, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
- Past board chair and chair of Public Policy Committee: Stacie Behler, vice president of corporate communications and public affairs, Meijer

New board members

- Mary Hannon, director of marketing, Aspen Surgical
- Steve Heacock, senior vice president of public affairs, Spectrum Health
- Jerry Jones, senior vice president of human resources, SpartanNash
- Tom Welch, president and CEO, Fifth Third Bank, West Michigan

Returning board members

- Christina Arnold, director, Grand Rapids Community College’s Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Diversity Learning Center
- Marisa Didur director of communications, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 951
- Floriza Genautis, CFO, Management Business Solutions
- Jack Greenfield, president and CEO, Arbor Circle
- Nancy Kennedy, Autocam Corporation
- Blake Krueger, chairman, CEO and president, Wolverine Worldwide
- Ryan Letts, president, CWA Local 4034
- Sean Welsh, regional president, PNC, West Michigan

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