Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Muskegon Area First is a blend of local governmental leaders, labor, and major utilities and private industry through a partnership with the Chamber of Commerce. This group also provides the financial resources for the organization to operate.

Board of Directors

Anthony Chandler

City of Norton Shores

Vice Chair:
Sam Janson

City of North Muskegon

Dale Nesbary

Muskegon Community College

Scotty Kehoe

DTE Energy

Melonie L. Arbogast

Blue Lake Township

Frank Peterson

City of Muskegon

Jacob Eckholm

City of Muskegon Heights

Jeff Auch

City of Montague

Jared Olson

City of Roosevelt Park
Debi Hildebrand City of Whitehall
Jonathan Wilson County of Muskegon
Christina Achterhoff Laketon Township
Jeremy Statler Village of Fruitport
Chuck Schmitigal Whitehall Township

Cindy Larsen

Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce

Rich Houtteman

Consumer’s Energy

Dave Hazekamp

Hazekamp's Premier Foods, Inc.
Mike Olthoff Nichols Paper & Supply Co.
Steve Olsen Northern Machine Tool Co.