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

Amy Klimek, Member at Large

Wolverine Worldwide, Inc., Senior VP, Global HR

Craig Stevens, Member at Large

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



George B. Bailey III
Chemical Bank, First Senior VP,

Director of Middle Market Banking

Scott DeMeester
Bank of America Merrill Lynch, 

Market Executive

Meghan Harsevoort
Fifth Third Bank,

Wealth Management Advisor

Kevin Jeakle
Deloitte Tax LLP, Tax Partner

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


Diana Lawson

Seidman College of Business, GVSU, Dean


Mark Mensonides

Craig Meurlin, Past President

Warner Norcross & Judd, Of Counsel

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
Hispanic Center of Western Michigan,
Executive Director

James Ward

Supply Chain Solutions, President

Kurt Yost

Varnum, Partner

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Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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