Birgit Klohs

President and CEO

Twayne Howard

Chief Operating Officer/
Assistant Treasurer

Cindy Brown

Vice President,

Talent Initiatives 

Justine Burdette

Vice President, Technical Services and Director - The Center-West

Brad Comment

Vice President,

Investor Relations

Natalia Kovicak

Vice President,
Conferences and Events

Tim Mroz

Vice President,

Strategic Initiatives

Andria Romkema

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Therese Thill

Vice President,

Business Development


Travis Alden

Director of Business Development

Rachel Bartels

Hello West Michigan Executive Director

Jackie Beering

Staff Accountant

René Booker

The Center-West Executive Assistant

Julie Burrell

Business Development Coordinator -

Newaygo County

Brent Case 

Vice President, 

Business Attraction

Jess Cruz

The Center-West Sr. Business Development Manager

Jillian Elliott

Events & Investor Relations Coordinator

Kelly Farran

Office Administrator/ Executive Assistant

Eric Heys

Marketing Coordinator

Terry Hossink

The Center-West Business Development Specialist

Eric Icard

Sr. Business Development Manager

Rosemary Kolderman 

Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Jessica Kuster

Hello West Michigan

Program Manager

Olivia Lanctot

Business Development Coordinator

Lina Lintemuth

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Rafael Martinez

Business Research Analyst

Ellie Montanino

Business Development Executive Assistant

Jodi Nichols

Business Development Coordinator - Lake and Oceana

Maulin Pont-McClelland

Assistant to the President

Dave Riley

Director of Business Intelligence and Research

Jane Tierney


Kathy Jo Vanderlaan

Business Development Coordinator
Montcalm County

Jennifer Wangler

Sr. Business Development Manager

Amy Winkler

The Center-West
Client Coordinator

Ben Wood

The Center-West Business Development Specialist

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