Holland/Zeeland Young Professionals (HYP) is proud to announce its 2019-2020 Board of Directors


Incoming HYP President Darlene Kuipers of Michigan Forestry Co. and new HYP Vice President Anne Reilly of Good Samaritan Ministries will lead the “group of passionate doers” this fall, according to outgoing HYP President Alex Zucco.

“The new board members that we recently elected truly reflect the best that our membership has to offer,” Zucco said. “I cannot wait to see (and still be a part of, in a different role) the next era of leadership under Darlene and this amazing group of people.”

Kuipers said the outgoing HYP board members contributed so much to the organization. In her new position, she’s excited to introduce fresh trailblazers to leadership roles in West Michigan.

“The outgoing board members this term can be credited with creating events that meet talent attraction and development needs and have helped HYP gain traction towards our vision of launching the next generation of leaders into our community,” she said. “As we move forward with continuing to provide high-caliber events, we aim to connect the dots between emerging YP leaders and opportunities to engage and impact in our community.”

For more information about getting involved in a HYP committee, visit www.behyp.org/committees

2019-2020 HYP Board of Directors (*Indicates new role)

  • *President - Darlene K. Kuipers, Michigan Forestry Co.

  • *Vice President - Anne Reilly, Good Samaritan Ministries

  • *Past President - Alex Zucco, Dickinson Wright PLLC

  • Communications Chair - Lina Pierson, Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland

  • *Strategic Partnerships Chair - Leanne Schaeffer, Boileau Communications Management LLC

  • *Professional Development Chair - Kylen Blom, Herrick District Library

  • *Events Chair - Sean Little, Top Tier Fitness

  • *Philanthropy Chair - Alexa Redick, Greater Ottawa County United Way

  • Membership Chair - Travis Steinhoff, Habitat for Humanity

  • *Ad Hoc/Secretary - Patricia Hertel, Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge

  • Ad Hoc - Julia Nieman, GMB Architects + Engineers

  • *Ad Hoc - Justin Glover, Old National Bank

  • *Ad Hoc - Britt Delo, Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce

  • *Ad Hoc - Johannes Boot, Quality Car Wash

  • Treasurer - Sarah Phillips, De Boer, Baumann & Company PLC

Outgoing Board Members + Years of Board Service

  • Professional Development Chair - Bill Badran, BandA Tech Solutions [2 years]

  • Events Chair - Anne Reilly [moving to VP]

  • Philanthropy Chair - Yah-Hannah Jenkins-Leys, Good Samaritan Ministries [2 years]

  • Past President - Heather Gil-Fox, Grand Rapids Community Foundation [5 years]

  • Strategic Partnerships Chair - Laura Peterson, Herman Miller [2 years]

  • Ad Hoc - Mark Genzink, Holland Motor Homes & Bus Co. [2 years]

  • Secretary - Katie Beamish, ALS Environmental [6 years]