Our Team

Matt Gillard

President & CEO

Kali Montgomery

Director of Administration

I can be reached at 517-485-3500

Madeline Elliott

Policy and Program Associate

Teri Banas

Director of Programs and Communications

I can be reached at 517-896-0241

Lindsay Huddleston II

Policy and Program Associate

Stephen Wallace

Regional Engagement and Mobilization Associate

Our Board Members

  • Kurt Strehlke – Chair
    Bank of America
  • Shaun Wilson – Secretary
  • Tony Stamas – Treasurer
    Midland Business Alliance
  • Jennifer Bowman
    Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity
  • Lee Fitzpatrick
    Alpena Schools
  • Kristen Kangas-Kraft
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Yazeed Moore
    W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Terry Murphy
    Retired – Certified Public Accountant
  • Crystal Sanford-Brown
    Founder of the nonprofit, Emerging Young Leadership, Inc.
  • Diana Wong
    Eastern Michigan University
  • John Ziraldo
    Commonwealth Consulting