GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Right Place, Inc. has appointed nine new board members to the 2023 Right Place board of directors. In addition, seven members will be retiring from the board. The officers for 2023 remain the same. Also, Hank Meijer is receiving the honorary title of Board Member Emeritus. Meijer joined The Right Place Board of Directors in 2003 and has served as a steady source of leadership for the region.
New appointments to the 2023 board of directors:
Chris Bardeggia, Vice President, Global Lean Quality, Steelcase, Inc. (Manufacturers Council Chair)
Shawn Crowley, Co-CEO, Atomic Object (Technology Council Representative)
Lauren Davis, West Michigan Regional President, Huntington Bank
Rick Keyes, President & CEO, Meijer, Inc.
Megan P. Norris, CEO/Principal, Miller Canfield
Rich Sorota, CEO, Miller Johnson
Tom Stritzinger, Senior Vice President, Comerica Bank
Julius Suchy, Township Manager, Ada Township
Sozon Vatikiotis, Chief Operating Officer, Acrisure, LLC
Retiring from the board of directors:
Krista Flynn, Midwest Regional Executive, PNC
Patrick Greene, CEO, Cascade Diehard Group
Mike McGee, Principal, Miller Canfield
Hank Meijer, Co-Chairman, Meijer, Inc. (Board Member Emeritus)
John Porterfield, Former Regional President, Comerica Bank
Darrel Schmalzel, City Manager, City of Walker
Bob Wolford, Managing Member, Miller Johnson
Officers for 2023:
Chair: Christina Freese Decker, President & CEO, Corewell Health
Vice Chair: Bill Pink, PhD, President, Ferris State University
Treasurer: Steve Downing, President & CEO, Gentex Corporation
Board Member Emeritus Recognition:
Upon his retirement from The Right Place’s Board of Directors, Hank Meijer is receiving the honorary title of Board Member Emeritus. Hank Meijer joined The Right Place Board of Directors in 2003, and has served as a steady source of leadership for the region through both the economic upturns and downtowns of the past 20 years.
To view the complete list of The Right Place board of directors, please visit The Right Place’s website.