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

Jared Olson

City of Roosevelt Park

Debi Hildebrand

City of Whitehall
Mark Eisenbarth County of Muskegon
Christina Achterhoff Laketon Township
Jeremy Statler Village of Fruitport
Chuck Schmitigal Whitehall Township
Rich Houtteman Consumer’s Energy

Ex Officio: Cindy Larsen

Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce

Steve Olsen

Northern Machine Tool Co.

Dave Hazekamp

Hazekamp's Premier Foods, Inc.
Mike Olthoff Nichols Paper & Supply Co.