meet the board

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InvestUP’s board, composed of CEOs and Presidents from some of the region’s largest employers, has identified strategic objectives for the Upper Peninsula.

Bob Mahaney (Chairman)
President, Veridea Group

Steve Hicks (Vice Chairman)
President & CEO, JM Longyear

Melissa Holmquist (Treasurer)
CEO, Upper Peninsula Health Plan

Kelly George (Secretary)
President & CEO, mBank

  • Brad Canale, CEO, NMU Foundation

  • Fritz Erickson, President, Northern Michigan University

  • Rodney S. Hanley, President, Lake Superior State University

  • Ray Johnson, CEO, Marquette SmartZone/Invent@NMU

  • Richard J. Koubek, President, Michigan Technological University

  • Jim Larsen, CEO, UPPCO

  • Kristen Mariuzza, General Manager, Eagle Mine

  • Rick Nebel, President, People’s State Bank of Munising

  • Karyn Olsson, CEO, Marketing Department Inc

  • Bill Raymond, CEO UPward Talent Council

  • Brian Sinotte, CEO, UP Health Systems

  • Steve Verrette, President, Champion, Inc.