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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Executive Committee

DeVon C. Miller,  LEED AP, CPMP, PRESIDENT
Building Commissioning Specialist, Western Michigan University

DeVon Miller is the Building Commissioning Administrator at Western Michigan University.  DeVon is new to Facilities Management but has over 15 years of experience in project management including energy conservation, building automation systems, building commissioning and is a Commissioning Process Management Professional and LEED Accredited Professional with ASHRAE and Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) respectively.  He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.

kristen-trovillion_bwKristen Trovillion, LEED GA, VICE PRESIDENT
Sustainability Coordinator, Grand Rapids Public Schools

As the Sustainability Coordinator for Grand Rapids Public Schools, Kristen reduces the environmental impact of district operations, while engaging students in meaningful sustainability learning projects. Prior to coming onboard with the district, Kristen held the position of Green Schools Fellow with the Center for Green Schools at the US Green Building Council. In her previous work at the Indiana Energy Office and Indianapolis’ Office of Sustainability, Kristen managed over $100M in building retrofit, renewable energy, and fleet conversion projects and collaborated on Indianapolis’ first city-wide sustainability assessment. Kristen holds a BA in Political Science from Alma College and an MPA in Energy Policy from Indiana University – School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

David Rinard, SECRETARY
Director of Global Environment Performance, Steelcase

An accomplished speaker on sustainability, operations environmental performance, and environmental strategies David educates and inspires community, customers, and business influencers through numerous board and community activities, national conferences, and educational events.  David has a Bachelor's in Microbiology and Public Health from Michigan State University and a Master's in Management from Aquinas College.  David participated as a member of the foundation committee that formed the West Michigan Chapter.

Sarah Latta Rainero, LEED AP, EDFP, TREASURER

Regional Director, Community Assistance Team

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

Since April of 2008, Sarah has worked in Community Development for the MEDC.  The Community Development team is committed to vibrant, sustainable and unique places and provides economic development services and programs that attract and retain talent in Michigan communities.  In her current role, Sarah manages a pipeline of real estate projects across the state, and the dedicated staff that evaluate projects for financial consideration and provide technical assistance.  Prior to MEDC, Sarah was a project manager with the National Brownfield Association in Chicago.  Sarah is a Michigan State University Spartan and enjoys “Pure Michigan” through hiking and golf. 

Board Members

renaeRenae Hesselink, LEED AP BD+C
Vice President Sustainability, Nichols

Renae is a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan chapter, and past Chair of the Board of Directors and currently the Chapter’s Green School Advocacy Committee Chair.  She has been with Nichols (a distributor of custodial and packaging supplies) for 21 years in various positions and seven years ago moved into to a new role within the company as Vice President of Sustainability.  In 2010 Nichols achieved LEED-EB O & M (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance) and was recognized as a 2011 Michigan Green Leader by the Detroit Free Press.  Renae has been involved in the successful implementation of more than forty Green Cleaning programs that have lead to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) either for new construction or existing building credits for building projects around the state of Michigan.  Other roles include: Goodwill of West Michigan Board of Directors, Board member on the Employer’s Association of West Michigan, leadership team of the Muskegon Sustainability Coalition; leadership team for the Grand Rapids Community Sustainable Partnership, Kent County Lodging Association Green Team and Chair of TEDxMuskegon.

Ana Jose, MBA
Program Manager of Transformando West Michigan at West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Armed with a heart dedicated to service and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Cornerstone University, Ana Jose strives to be an advocate for those without a voice. Born and raised in a small Dominican province called Ingenio Consuelo, Ana's roots are reflected through her work with the community. During her four years with Bethany Christian Services, she developed programs to secure housing for youth from overseas, specifically those from Central America. Ana's ability to create and implement effective programming has allowed her to seamlessly step into the role of Program Manager at the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The initiative that Ana will continue to grow and improve is called Transformando West Michigan, which focuses on Hispanic business owners that have the desire to gain knowledge and experience in differing fields, such as financial education or food safety certification. Her personal goal for the program is to facilitate opportunities for growth within the Hispanic businesses. As a business owner herself, Ana operated West Michigan Mortgage and Financial Services (2004), in which she found great success helping people to understand the value of homeownership, which allowed her to become instrumental in helping families secure FHA loans. She has also created programs to help families improve their credit and secure properties in the city of Grand Rapids. Ana graduated from the Latino Talent Program at Ferris State University in 2015 and finds inspiration from the local community, her family, and Hispanic culture. She enjoys spending time with her husband and children and strives to be a good mom, daughter, and friend.

Ryan Musch, PE; MBA; LEED AP; SITES AP

PE / Associate / Senior Civil Engineer at Fishbeck

Ryan Musch is a Senior Civil Engineer and leads the Site Development Group at Fishbeck. Ryan has over 15 years of experience in Site and Civil Engineering and has focused much of his efforts on Sustainable Design within his Site Development and Civil projects. Ryan has a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering from Calvin College, a Masters of Business Administration from Grand Valley State University, and is a LEED Accredited Professional and Sustainable SITES Accredited Professional.

General Council

Andrew Longcore
Attorney, The Business Law Group

Andrew earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Michigan State University and a law degree from Cooley Law School.  Andrew is an attorney with an extensive background in civil litigation, business matters, franchise law, sports and entertainment law and landlord-tenant matters.  He has helped dozens of businesses and individuals with variety of issues from starting up a new business venture to collecting debts to contract drafting and negotiations to general counsel to drafting and reviewing franchise agreements to evictions.

 


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