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Executive Team

Cindy Bowen, CHA

Cindy Bowen, CHA

Chair of the Board
Crowne Plaza Lansing West

Alex Mowczan

Alex Mowczan

Vice Chair
Cambria Hotels & Suites

Bob Pierce

Bob Pierce

Treasurer
The Dearborn Inn

Shonda Johnson

Shonda Johnson

Secretary
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

Rick Winn

Rick Winn

Conference Planning Committee Chair
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Dave Clouse, CHA

Dave Clouse, CHA

Immediate Past Chair
Quality Inn Fordward Conf. Ctr.

Board Members

Bob Orr

Bob Orr

General Manager
Hilton Grand Rapids Airport

Brian Zylstra

Brian Zylstra

General Manager
Gordon Food Service

Doug Small

Doug Small

President
Experience Grand Rapids

John Kuithe

John Kuithe

Regional Director of Operations
Double Tree by Hilton Port Huron

John Reed

John Reed

Westin – Detroit Metro Airport

Judith Zehnder

Judith Zehnder

President
Bavarian Inn Lodge

Karla Spaeth

Karla Spaeth

Director
Northwood University

Mark O’Brien

Mark O’Brien

Vice President of Lodging
Boyne Mountain

Matt Piromari

Matt Piromari

President
Grand Hospitality

Michael O’Callaghan, CHA

Michael O’Callaghan, CHA

Executive Vice President & COO
Detroit Metropolitan CVB

Michael Rice, CHA

Michael Rice, CHA

Owner
Quality Suites Hotel – Lansing

Michelle Street

Michelle Street

General Manger
Marriott Troy

Naresh Patel

Naresh Patel

Executive Assistant to GM
Best Western – Howell

Paul Stansbie

Paul Stansbie

Associate Dean
Grand Valley State University

Paul Wegert

Paul Wegert

Area Manager & GM
The Inn at St. John’s

Rachel Kammer

Rachel Kammer

General Manager
Residence Inn Grand Rapids Airport

Rebecca Selesky

Rebecca Selesky

General Manager
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

Ron Cichy, PhD, CHA Emeritus, CHE

Ron Cichy, PhD, CHA Emeritus, CHE

Professor
Michigan State University

Scott A. Chouinard

Scott A. Chouinard

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

Tom Nemacheck

Tom Nemacheck

Executive Director
U.P. Travel & Recreation Assn.

Check In Michigan Staff

Deanna Richeson

Deanna Richeson

President/CEO

Sherri Jewell

Sherri Jewell

Membership Services Manager

Carlie Smith

Carlie Smith

Events Coordinator