West Michigan Works! Workforce Development Board  |  ACSET Governing BoardStaff




Dave Smith, Chair
The Employers' Association

Jim Fisher, Vice-Chair

Travis Alden 
Barry County Chamber of Commerce

Nora Balgoyen-Williams
Allegan County Economic Development

Mark Bergsma
Berends Hedricks Stuit

Randy Boss
Ottawa Kent Insurance

Norm Brady
Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
West Michigan Chapter

Cindy Brown
Hello West Michigan

Kenyatta Brame
Cascade Engineering 

John Buchan

Cathy Cronick
Michigan Rehabilitation Services

Jay Dunwell
Wolverine Coil Spring

Bob Ferrentino
Montcalm Community College

Ed Garner
Muskegon Area First

Heather Gluszewski

Kiesha Guy

Rebecca Herrington


Jon Hofman
Holland Board of Public Works

Angela Huesman
Lakeshore Advantage

Roberto Jara
Latin Americans United for Progress (LAUP)

Scott McLean

Bill Pink
Grand Rapids Community College

Val Putnam
Ottawa Area ISD

Dan Rinsema-Sybenga
Muskegon Community College

Michelle Seigo
Department of Health & Human Services

Samantha Semrau
Hastings Manufacturing Company

Dan TenHoopen
Heart of West Michigan United Way
Labor Liaison - AFL-CIO

Therese Thill
The Right Place

Mark Thomas
Northview Schools

Bob Thompson
Herbruck's Poultry Ranch

Shana Welch
Mercy Health

Sherry White
Hines Corporation

GOVERNING BOARD (Local Elected Officials)


Larry Tiejema
Chair, ACSET Governing Board
Ionia County Commissioner

Harold Mast
Vice-Chair, ACSET Governing Board
Kent County Commissioner

David C. Allen
City of Grand Rapids Commissioner

Roger Bergman
Vice-Chair, Ottawa County Commissioner

Ben Cross
Chair, Muskegon County Commissioner

Greg De Jong
Chair, Ottawa County Commissioner

Mark De Young
Vice-Chair, Allegan County Commissioner   


Ben Geiger
Chair, Barry County Commissioner

Dean Kapenga
Chair, Allegan County Commissioner

Senita Lenear
City of Grand Rapids Commissioner

Ken Mahoney
Muskegon County Commissioner

Ron Retzloff
Vice-Chair, Montcalm County Commissioner

Stan Stek
Kent County Commissioner

Robert Womack
Kent County Commissioner

West Michigan Works! Staff 


Jacob Maas, West Michigan Works! CEO 




Jacob Maas
Chief Executive Officer

 Angie Barksdale, West Michigan Works! COO




Angie Barksdale
Chief Operating Officer

 Brenda Isenhard, West Michigan Works! CFO




Brenda Isenhart
Chief Financial Officer