Council names four leaders for 2021-22


From left: Cary Justice; Ping Liang; Guk Low; Jennifer Tyler
From left: Cary Justice; Ping Liang; Guk Low; Jennifer Tyler

The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan (WACWM) named four of its directors to the organization’s leadership posts for the 2021-22 year.


Serving as president of WACWM’s board of directors will be Jennifer Tyler, director of sales and operations planning at Steelcase. Working with her as board vice president is Cary Justice, vice president for global public policy and government affairs at Amway; as treasurer, Guk Low, chief financial officer at Byrne Electrical Specialists; and as secretary, Ping Liang, principal, Alpha Max Advisors, LLC.


“I am fortunate to support an organization that serves such a valuable purpose for the companies, universities and individuals of West Michigan,” said Tyler. “Especially at this time of unprecedented upheaval brought on by the covid pandemic, knowledge of global affairs is critical to moving forward and finding stability. I look forward to collaborating with the board and staff to uphold the Council’s motto: ‘To change the world, first know the world.’”


WACWM is a non-profit, non-partisan global education organization, founded in 1949 to empower the people and organizations of West Michigan to engage thoughtfully with the world. The organization sponsors over 40 global awareness programs a year, including the award-winning “Great Decisions” series and the annual Vandenberg Prize event.


WACWM is supported by 46 businesses and 11 colleges and universities and is a one of 90 councils nationwide associated with the World Affairs Councils of America.