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.


John Egelhaaf, Executive Director, Southwest Michigan Planning Commission

Vice President/Secretary

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


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


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


Kathryn Buckner, Executive Director, Americana Foundation


Jennifer McKay, Policy Director, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council