New board members join local Big Brothers Big Sisters


Big Brothers Big Sisters Michigan Capital Region (BBBSMCR), an agency of the national one-on-one mentoring Big Brothers Big Sisters, has brought on several new board members from around the region.

“These new members come from all different industries and backgrounds, and will give us a more rich and experienced board,” said Rich Howard, executive director of BBBSMCR. “We’re very fortunate to have these dedicated professionals joining the Big Brothers Big Sisters team.”
The members joining the board in the new year include Brian Carter of Jackson National Life, Melissa Lilje of Happendance, Thad Morgan of Fraser Trebilcock, Patricia Scott of Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC and Kori Shook of Century 21 Looking Glass.

While the board’s gained several new faces, veteran board members were appointed to new officer positions. Mark Matus, director of Technical Services at the Lansing Board of Water & Light is now serving as the president of the BBBSMCR board. Gregory Adkins, a commercial banker at Chemical Bank is serving as the vice president, Denya Macaluso, mortgage manager at Michigan State University Federal Credit Union is serving as the treasurer and Joel Hofman, operations supervisor at Granger is serving as the secretary of the board in the 2017 year.

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