LAKESHORE ADVANTAGE WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS

1/17/17, Zeeland, Michigan – Lakeshore Advantage announces the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors:

• Scott Brooks, President, Brooks Capital Management and Partner, IPA
• Steve Ramus, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Perrigo
• Dr. Mirka Wilderer, Vice President and General Manager, Evoqua Water Technologies 

The 20-member Lakeshore Advantage Board of Directors, comprised primarily of private sector business leaders, directs the overall strategic policy of the non-profit economic development organization.

“Our newest board members bring a broader perspective of investment experience and manufacturing technologies while widening our represented geographical footprint to include northern Ottawa and Allegan counties,” said Mike Ramierz, Lakeshore Advantage board chair. “Mirka, Scott and Steve are perfect additions to our already robust team.”

Lakeshore Advantage board members serve a two-year term. Service for these three new members began January 1, 2017 and will continue through the end of 2019.

The three were introduced at Lakeshore Advantage’s Annual Meeting and will replace outgoing member Chelsea Brown, Human Resources Manager, Metal Flow. One board member seat remains vacant.

A full list of the Lakeshore Advantage Board of Directors can be viewed on the Lakeshore Advantage website: http://lakeshoreadvantage.com/index.php/who-we-are/board-of-directors

Left to right: Scott Brooks, President, Brooks Capital Management and Partner, IPA; Steve Ramus, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Perrigo; and Dr. Mirka Wilderer, Vice President and General Manager, Evoqua Water Technologies.

About Lakeshore Advantage
Lakeshore Advantage is a non-profit economic development organization that catalyzes resources to drive economic growth in West Michigan. In 2016, Lakeshore Advantage assisted companies with 26 growth projects resulting in over $205 million dollars in new private sector investment and 1,052 jobs.  Lakeshore Advantage links area companies with the tools and resources needed for continued growth in Ottawa County. More information is available at www.lakeshoreadvantage.com.
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