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Board of Trustees

Fund operations are directed by the Board of Trustees, elected by the general membership of the Fund. The Trustees meet four to five times a year and are responsible for management and oversight of the Fund. They review financial performance, underwriting performance, and authorize all claim settlements.

Christy Kuhnke, Chair, Traverse City

Ms. Kuhnke represents Tom’s Food Markets. The Fund was established under Christy’s leadership in 2014.

Dave Duthler, Trustee, Grand Rapids

Mr. Duthler represents AMRA Energy. Dave has been a board member since the Fund’s inception.

Curt DeVries, Trustee, Plainwell

Mr. DeVries represents Harding’s Markets-West. Curt is a founding member of the Fund and the board of trustees.

Kim Kennedy, Trustee, Jackson

Mr. Kennedy represents Polly’s Country Markets. As a founding member, Kim has been on the board since 2014.

Richard Cole, Trustee, Belding

Mr. Cole represents Leppink's Food Centers. Richard has been a member of the Fund since 2014 and joined the Board of Trustees in 2018.

Dan Gentz, Trustee, Muskegon

Mr. Gentz represents Great Lakes Fresh Market. Dan has been a member of the Fund since 2014 and joined the Board of Trustees in 2018.