Recently retired as President of Landscape Forms, a Kalamazoo-based company that is well-positioned as the Global Premium Brand of Site Furniture, Lighting and Accessories. Landscape Forms has recently won the Wall Street Journal Award for Best Small Companies and has frequently been nominated for the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award.
Deb Minton is senior director of philanthropy and strategic initiatives for the Grand Rapids-based Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors. Deb oversees philanthropy, strategic initiatives and the expansion of the Phoenix Society’s growing list of U.S. and global corporate partners in the health care, surgical, fire-protection, insurance and tissue-bank sectors.
A Board Certified Audiologist and the owner of Holland Doctors of Audiology. He was born and raised in Athens, Greece, and immigrated to the U.S. in the 1980s to pursue higher education.
John Armstrong is President of ICF Next, a global services consulting company that combines expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help clients solve their most complex challenges, navigate change, and shape the future.
is an Account Executive at Liberty Title in Lansing, Michigan. She serves on the board at The Wharton Center in Lansing and has extensive experience with special event planning and fund development. Ginny splits her time between Saugatuck and Palm Springs.
Roxanne Decyk is a retired international oil and gas executive and active independent director of NYSE companies and not-for-profit organizations. Before retirement, she led a portfolio of global functions for Royal Dutch Shell and served on Shell’s executive committee. She currently chairs the Governance and Nominating Committee of Maxar (a space technology company). is Chair Emeritus of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and Vice-Chair of Sinai Health Systems.
The Chief Financial Officer at John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids. Michael is responsible for the overall financial management and strategic direction of the Zoo. Prior to moving full-time to the Saugatuck/Douglas area, Michael spent the past 20 years managing finances and balancing budgets for several Chicago area not-for-profit institutions, including The Family Institute at Northwestern University and Lincoln Park Zoo.
is Managing Director/Partner at Lambert Edwards. He has a successful track record in public relations, earned media campaigns, cause marketing, social media activations, event promotions, advertising and brand positioning. Matt’s work includes successful product launches on behalf of brands including Chiquita®, Old Orchard Brands, Jamba®, Moose Tracks® ice cream, T.G.I. Friday’s snacks™, Seattle’s Best Coffee®, Vidalia Brands™ and others.
Sarah Davis Kessler
Sarah Davis Kessler is a member of the Tiffany Circle for Women’s Leadership of the American Red Cross and is a Board Member and the Compliance Officer for Just World International (JWI). JWI provides life-changing programs for children in need in Honduras, Cambodia, Guatemala and the United States. She is also actively involved in the equestrian discipline of Dressage in which she has co-sponsored the International Florida Youth Dressage Championship for the past 5 years. During her career, Sarah has been involved in business ventures including an Art Gallery, Cavalleria Toscana Equestrian Clothing, and Panapesca USA, a leading seafood manufacturer and distributor, which she co-founded
Recently retired as National Leader of KPMG’s US Financial Services Practice with almost 38 years of experience with the firm. Brian also led KPMG’s US Banking and Capital Markets Practice. In 2013 Brian completed his term as the global lead partner for The World Bank Group audit in Washington, D.C .and in 2015 a second term as the HSBC North America lead partner.
Jim Sellman currently holds a Real Estate Broker license and was formerly a Registered Social Worker in Michigan. He is a supporter of the arts of all forms such as visual, performing, musical, culinary and particularly the arts that impact the quality of life in the Saugatuck Douglas community. Currently Jim serves on the Board of Children’s First Lakeshore and 4 Paws Lakeshore and a Grant Committee Member for the Allegan County Community Foundation.
Freelance marketer, social media manager, and special events manager. She serves as social media manager for SPAX, USA, and regularly blogs on creativity and the West Michigan community.