World Affairs Council
of Western Michigan 

Board of Directors
Executive Committee


Dick Gauthier, President

UFP Industries, Vice President

Jennifer Tyler, Vice President

Steelcase, Director, Operations

Guk Keong Low, Treasurer

Byrne Electrical Specialists, CFO

Ping Liang, Secretary

AlphaMax Advisors, Managing Director

Scott DeMeester, Member at Large
Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Market Executive

Cary Justice, Member at Large

Amway, Director, Global Gov't Affairs & Public Policy

Craig Stevens, Member at Large

Price Walgren, A Division of George Koch Sons, General Manager



Kristina Araya

Warner Norcross + Judd, Commercial Litigation and Insurance Attorney

Kerry Brozyna

Wolverine Worldwide, Vice President and General Manager, Wolverine leathers and material sourcing, Wolverine Worldwide


Jennifer Dakoske 

Chemical Bank, Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance

Meghan Harsevoort
Fifth Third Bank,

Wealth Management Advisor

Kevin Jeakle
Deloitte Tax LLP, Tax Partner






Diana Lawson

Seidman College of Business, GVSU, Dean

Ingrid Nelson 

Keller Williams Realty GR, Realtor

Kevin Patterson

BDO USA, Audit Partner

Paul Quinn
JP Morgan Chase,
Executive Director

Bob Roth

RoMan Manufacturing, President & CEO

Therese Thill

The Right Place, Vice President,

Business Development



Aaron VanSoest

Crowe Horwath LLP, Tax Senior Manager

Adnoris "Bo" Torres
Latinx Consultant

James Ward

Supply Chain Solutions, President

Kurt Yost

Varnum, Partner

Cameron Young

Behler-Young, Digital Marketing Specialist

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