LIAA is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Our Directors bring a range of expertise and viewpoints to our diverse project portfolio. The Board oversees all of LIAA's programs, operations and finances and is responsible for adopting and evaluating all policies of the organization.

LIAA Board of Directors 2019


John Egelhaaf, Executive Director, Southwest Michigan Planning Commission

Vice President and Treasurer

Sandra Clark, Director, Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of Natural Resources


Alicia Kitsuse, Director of Inclusive Economies, Funders’ Network for Smart Growth & Livable Cities


Pat McGinnis, City Manager, City of Grand Haven, Michigan


Luke Forrest, Executive Director, Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM)