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Where Vision Takes Shape

The Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance is staffed by three people and is served by a board of directors and a number of councils and committees. At each level, people are fully committed to one goal: advancing the economic vitality of the region as a whole.

Staff

Matthew Felan

Matthew Felan
President & CEO

2015 Executive Committee

  • Mary Lou Benecke, Assistant to the President, Central Michigan University
  • JoAnn Crary, CEcD, President, Saginaw Future Inc.
  • David Dunn, President & CEO, Wolverine Bank
  • Matt Felan, President & CEO, Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance
  • Robert Hagen, Owner, Hagen Ford
  • Jim Holton, Owner, Mountain Town Station, Mt. P. Brewery, Camille's on River
  • Aaron Howald, Global Director, Polymers, Dow Corning Corporation
  • Daniel Kozakiewicz, President, Three Rivers Corporation
  • Jon Lynch, City Manager, City of Midland
  • Dominic Monastiere, President, DM Consulting Services LLC
  • Keith Pretty, President, Northwood University
  • Annie Rummel, President & CEO, Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Ellen Talbott, V.P. of Patient Care Services, McLaren Bay Region
  • Rob Vallentine, Global Director, Corporate Citizenship President, The Dow Chemical Company Foundation, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Robert Van Deventer, President & CEO, Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce

2015 Board of Directors

  • Donald Bachand, President, Saginaw Valley State University
  • Marisa Horak Belotti, Chief Strategy Officer, The F.P. Horak Company
  • Mary Lou Benecke, Assistant to the President, Past Chair, Central Michigan University
  • Paul Chaffee, Executive Communications Consultant, Paul C. Chaffee LLC
  • Frank Cloutier, Public Relations Director, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
  • JoAnn Crary, CEcD, President, EDC Rep, Saginaw Future Inc.
  • John Decker, Associate Vice President and General Counsel, GLBRLI Chair, Saginaw Valley State University
  • Vince DeZorzi, Retired Community Member
  • Daniel Dralle, Ex. Director of Saginaw Division Operations, Nexteer Automotive
  • David Dunn, President & CEO, Chair, Board of Directors, Wolverine Bank
  • Jim Fabiano, Partner/Owner, Fabiano Brothers
  • Matt Felan, President & CEO, Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance
  • J. W. Fisher, President, Fisher Companies
  • Gavin Goetz, External Affairs, AT&T
  • Jean Goodnow, President, Delta College
  • David Green, Senior Banker/Senior VP, FirstMerit Bank
  • Jimmy Greene, CEO, Associated Builders and Contractors, Greater Michigan Chapter
  • Robert Hagen, Owner, Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Hagen Ford
  • Mike Hayes, President & CEO, Arts & Entertainment Council Chair, Midland Center for the Arts
  • Jim Holton, Owner, Executive Committee At-Large Member, Moutain Town Station, Mt. P. Brewery, Camille's on River
  • Aaron Howald, Global Director, Polymers, Executive Committee At-Large Member, Dow Corning Corporation
  • Bret Hyble, President & CEO, Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Daniel Kozakiewicz, President, Executive Committee At-Large Member, Three Rivers Corporation
  • Jon Lynch, City Manager, Municipal Rep, City of Midland
  • Spence Maidlow, President & CEO, Covenant HealthCare
  • Bo Miller, Retired Community Member
  • Dominic Monastiere, President, Secretary/Treasurer, DM Consulting Services LLC
  • Erin O'Brien, President & CEO, CMU Research Corp
  • Larry Preston, CEO, Tri-Star Trust Bank
  • Keith Pretty, President, Higher Education Representative, Northwood University
  • Robert Rathbun, Regional President, Chemical Bank
  • Nancy Ridley, City Manager, City of Mt. Pleasant
  • Greg Rogers, President & CEO, MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland
  • George Ross, President, Central Michigan University
  • Annie Rummel, President & CEO, CVB Representative, Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Linda Sims, Executive Director of Public Affairs, Consumers Energy
  • Herb Spence III, President & CEO, Spence Brothers Construction Services
  • Michael Stodolak, Senior VP, Independent Bank
  • Ellen Talbott, V.P. of Patient Care Services, Executive Committee At-Large Member, McLaren Bay Region
  • Andy Tometich, Sr. Vice President, Dow Corning Corporation
  • Rob Vallentine, Global Director, Corporate Citizenship President, The Dow Chemical Company Foundation, Executive Committee At-Large Member, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Robert Van Deventer, President & CEO, Chamber Rep, Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce
  • Ray Van Driessche, Director, Community & Government Relations, Michigan Sugar
  • Jenee Velasquez, Executive Director, Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation
  • Richard A. Wells, Vice President of Operations, Canada and USA North Site Director, Michigan Operations President & CEO, Union Carbide Corporation, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Carolyn Wierda, Executive Director of STEM@SVSU Co-Director of The Gerstacker Fellowship Program, Saginaw Valley State University