Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments to Michigan Strategic Fund board of directors
March 24, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced appointments to the Michigan Strategic Fund board of directors.
The Michigan Strategic Fund works to support economic development and job creation. Executive Order 2014-12 reconstituted the Michigan Strategic Fund within the Department of Talent and Economic Development.
“The Strategic Fund plays a key role in spurring and supporting economic development and I am confident these appointees will do great work to accelerate our state’s progress in these areas,” Snyder said.
Shaun Wilson, of Grosse Pointe Farms, recently joined Truscott Rossman to run the company’s Detroit Office. He was previously vice president and director of client and community relations with PNC Financial Services Group in Troy. He served as vice president and marketing manager in southeast Michigan for National City Bank in Troy and was co-founder and managing partner of Wilson PR in Detroit. Wilson served eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He earned a bachelor's degree in public relations from Wayne State University and will serve an initial one-year term expiring Feb. 28, 2016.
Jim Walsh, of Ada, retired from Meijer Inc. as the senior vice president and CFO and was an adjunct professor of finance for Grand Valley State University and Aquinas College. Before his time at Meijer, he served as president and CFO of Warehouse Club Inc. in Illinois. Walsh is a board member of the Michigan Retailers Association, Catholic Charities of West Michigan and the St. Patrick Church Parish Finance Council. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from Loyola University and a master’s degree in business administration and finance from Northwestern University. He will serve an initial two-year term expiring Feb. 28, 2017.
Paul Anderson, of Perry, is executive vice president and CCO of Greenstone Farm Credit Services, where he has more than 30 years of experience. He also has work experience with high-risk loan specialization, internal audits and a broad spectrum of loans including consumer real estate credit, traditional farm, commercial agriculture and national food company credits for AgriBank, FCB, and Greenstone. Anderson earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and attended the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. He will serve an initial three-year term expiring Feb. 28, 2018.
Terri Jo Umlor, of Kingsley, is CFO, executive vice president and human resources director for Springfield Inc. Umlor earned a bachelor’s degree in social science and English with a provisional teaching certification from Spring Arbor University and a teacher certification renewal in educational methods from Central Michigan University. She will serve an initial four-year term expiring Feb. 28, 2019.
Jody Vanderwel, of Holland, is president of Grand Angels LLC, a regional investment group. She also worked in private legal practice and was corporate counsel and vice president for corporate giving at Herman Miller Inc. She is a member of the Michigan Venture Capital Association Board, the Michigan Accelerator Fund I Advisory Board, and the Fuller Theological Seminary Board. Vanderwel earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and German from the University of Colorado and a degree from Washington University School of Law. She will serve an initial four-year term expiring Feb. 28, 2019.
Larry Koops, of Holland, will serve a term expiring at the pleasure of the governor and is the member recommended by the state Senate majority leader. Koops is community president of Lakeshore Market for Fifth Third Bank, where he has more than 30 years of experience in commercial and retail banking. Koops earned a bachelor’s degree from Hope College and a master’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University.
Steve Arwood is director of the Department of Talent and Economic Development. He is appointed chairperson of the Strategic Fund board of directors and president of the Michigan Strategic Fund, for a term expiring at the pleasure of the Governor.
Kevin Clinton is the state treasurer. He will serve as an ex officio member until Nick Khouri’s appointment as treasurer becomes effective on Monday, April 20. Khouri will then serve a term expiring at the pleasure of the Governor.
Mike Zimmer is director of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. He will serve a term expiring at the pleasure of the Governor.
After the expiration of initial terms, members will serve four-year terms. Appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.