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meet the board

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

  • Gar Atchison, CEO, UP Health Systems
  • Brad Canale, CEO, NMU Foundation
  • Bob Crumb, CEO, Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital
  • Fritz Erickson, President, Northern Michigan University
  • Rodney S. Hanley, President, Lake Superior State University
  • Matt Johnson, Manager of External Affairs, Eagle Mine
  • Joe Thiel, CEO, Innovate Marquette SmartZone/Invent@NMU
  • Jim Kochevar, General Manager, Cliffs Natural Resources
  • Richard J. Koubek, President, Michigan Technological University
  • Jim Larsen, CEO, UPPCO
  • Rick Nebel, President, People’s State Bank of Munising
  • Karyn Olsson, CEO, Marketing Department Inc
  • Bill Raymond, CEO UPward Talent Council
  • Steve Verrette, Chairman/CEO, Champion, Inc.