• Team Lansing Foundation Announces 2017 Board

     
    POSTED September 5, 2017
     

The Greater Lansing Conention and Visitors Bureau has announced the 2017 Greater Lansing Team Lansing Foundation Board of Directors:

Thomas M. Collins will serve as Chairman, from Traverse City Leasing, Inc. Barry Freed will serve as Vice-Chairman, from Art Craft Display, Inc. Bonnie Knutson will serve as the Secretary/Treasurer, from Michigan State University. Jack Schripsema will serve as Executive Director, from Greater Lansing CVB. Mayor Virg Bernero will serve as Director, from the City of Lansing. Paula Cunningham will serve as Director, from AARP Michigan. Pat Gillespie will serve as Director, from Gillespie Group.

“We are proud to have such an outstanding and dedicated group of business and community leaders on our Foundation Board,” said Jack Schripsema, Greater Lansing CVB President and CEO. “I look forward to working with this knowledgeable and dedicated team to advance our mission of regional destination development.” For more information, visit www.lansing.org or call 517-487-0077.

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