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Leadership

West Michigan Works! is currently seeking qualified applicants for appointment to our regional workforce board. WMW staff will be collecting applications for the November 1, 2022 – October 31, 2024, terms of office. Applications are being accepted for the following sectors:
Business (8), Community-Based Organization (3), Economic Development (2), Higher Ed (2), Organized Labor/Employee Rep (1), and Vocational Rehab (1).

Applications and letters of support are due by Friday, July 29, 2022. Applications will be reviewed by a Nominating Committee assigned by the Executive Committee. Applications will be presented to the Executive Committee and ACSET Governing Board for final approval.

Learn more and apply here.

Mark Bergsma, Chair
Account Executive

Berends Hendricks Stuit
Mandy Cooper
VP Strategic Initiatives
Lakeshore Advantage
David Kitchen
Training Director
West Michigan Electrical JATC
Heather Daniel, Vice Chair
Program Manager
Haworth
Cathy Cronick
District Manager
Michigan Rehabilitation Services
Shana Lewis
VP, Talent Acquisition
Mercy Health|Trinity Health
Nora Balgoyen
Area Manager
ITC Holdings, Inc
Paul David
HR Director
Fleis & Vandenbrink
Scott McLean
Managing Director
Spectrum Ventures, LLC
Ryan Bennett
Business Manager
West MI Plumbers and Fitters
Jay Dunwell
President
Wolverine Coil Spring
Bill Pink
President
Grand Rapids Community College
Randy Boss
Partner
Ottawa Kent Insurance
Jim Fisher
President
Second Act, LLC
Dan Rinsema-Sybenga
Dean of Academic Affairs
Muskegon Community College
Norm Brady
President & CEO
Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
West Michigan Chapter
Kristin Garris
Chief Workforce Officer
Goodwill Industries of West Michigan
Michelle Seigo
County Director
Department of Health & Human Services Ionia/Montcalm
Kenyatta Brame
Exec VP & Chief Administrative Officer
Cascade Engineering
Jennifer Heinzman
President
Barry County Chamber of Commerce &
Economic Development Alliance
Samantha Semrau
HR Director
Kendrick Plastics
John Buchan
Executive Vice President
NN, Inc Mobile Solutions|Autocam
Mike Helsel
HR Manager
Ventra|Flexngate
Dave Smith
VP of Compensation Services
The Employers’ Association
Morgan Carroll
Director of Business Development
Greater Muskegon Economic Development
Rebecca Herrington
VP Global Talent Acquisition
Perrigo
Dan TenHoopen
AFL-CIO Labor Liaison
Heart of West Michigan United Way, Labor Liaison – AFL-CIO
Tonia Castillo
Director of Adult Training/Career Svs
Ottawa Area ISD
Jon Hofman
HR Manager
Holland Board of Public Works
Mark Thomas
Principal
Northview Public Schools
Jordan Clark
Director of Compensation
Meijer Inc.
TaRita Johnson
Senior Vice President, Talent & Diversity
The Right Place, Inc.
Stacy Young
President
Montcalm Community College
Frank Garcia
Chair, ACSET Governing Board
Ottawa County Commissioner
Melissa LaGrand
Kent County Commissioner
Jim Storey
Chair, Allegan County Commissioner
Senita Lenear
Vice-Chair, ACSET Governing Board
City of Grand Rapids Commissioner
Malinda Pego
Muskegon County Commissioner
Ron Baker
Montcalm County Commissioner
Roger Bergman
Chair, Ottawa County Commissioner
Kurt Reppart
City of Grand Rapids Commissioner
Larry Tiejema
Vice-Chair, Ionia County Commissioner
Mark De Young
Allegan County Commissioner
Bob Scolnik
Chair, Muskegon County Commissioner
Robert S. Womack
Kent County Commissioner
Ben Geiger
Chair, Barry County Commissioner
Stan Stek
Vice-Chair, Kent County Commissioner
  • Jacob Maas
    Jacob Maas

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Angie Barksdale

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Bob Perkins

    Chief Financial Officer