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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.

Curt DeVries, Chair, Plainwell

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

Dave Duthler, Trustee, Grand Rapids

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

Kim Kennedy, Trustee, Jackson

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

Paul O'Donnell, Trustee, Troy

Mr. O'Donnell represents Nino Salvaggio International. The company has been a member of the Fund since 2016.  Paul joined the Board of Trustees in 2020.

Michael Rupp, Trustee, Kalamazoo

Mr. Rupp represents Town & Country Supermarkets.  Town & Country Supermarkets joined the Fund in 2014.  Mike became a trustee in 2021.

Richard Cole, Vice-Chair, 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.