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The Right Place names board members
The Right Place has appointed eight people to its board and one new officer.
The regional economic development nonprofit based in Grand Rapids said last week that it made the appointments to replace eight retiring board members.
The board members oversee The Right Place’s finances, strategy and policy and set the strategic direction of the organization.
New executive committee member
Mitch Joppich, managing partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers
New board members
Doug Dozeman, managing partner, Warner, Norcross & Judd
John Irwin, West Michigan regional president, Huntington Bank
Dave Khorey, managing partner, Varnum
Bill Payne, vice chair, Amway Corp.
Lauren Walker, vice president of Manufacturing, Amway Corp.
(representing The Right Place/MMTC-West Manufacturers Council, two-year term)
Cameron Van Wyngarden, manager, Plainfield Township
(suburban representative, one-year term)
Mary Shafer, chair, Newaygo County Economic Development Office, or NCEDO
Rob Spohr, vice president of Academic Affairs, Montcalm Community College
(representing Montcalm Economic Alliance, appointed to a second one-year term)
Retiring board members
Doug DeVos, Amway Corp.
Jim Dunlap, Huntington Bank
Bryan Harrison, Caledonia Township
Peter Hungerford, ADAC Automotive
Bill Johnson, Fremont Area Community Foundation representative
Larry Murphy, Varnum
Chris Thelen, Consumers Energy and Ionia County Economic Alliance representative
Doug Wagner, Warner Norcross & Judd