Committee Members

Committee Members

Executive Committee

Paulus C. Heule

Brendan E. Ringlever
Corporate Development Chair 

Volkert Doeksen
2013 Dutch Chair

Roel Klein
Vice President and Secretary

Nyal Deems
Board Member

Kurt Dykstra
Board Member

Advisory Committee

Jan Peter Balkenende
Former Prime Minister of the 
Netherlands (Rotterdam)

Franco Bianchi 
President and CEO, 
Haworth (Holland, MI)

William Boer
President & Founder, 
Grey Dunes (Grandville)

Jim and Donna Brooks 
The Brooks Family,
Brooks Capital Management (Holland, MI)

Randy Damstra

Senior Managing Director, Head of Global Private Equity,
RDV Corporation (Grand Rapids)

Alexander Collot d’Escury 
Desso (Waalwijk, the Netherlands)

Volkert Doeksen 
Chairman & Managing Partner,  
AlpInvest Partners (Amsterdam)

Christopher Freeze 
Managing Director, 
The Carlyle Group (New York)

Paulus C. Heule
Eenhoorn Principal and 
Honorary Dutch Consul of 
West Michigan (Grand Rapids)

J.C. Huizenga 
Huizenga Group (Grand Rapids)

Alexandra Jankovich 
Managing Partner, 
SparkOptimus (Amsterdam)

Roel Klein 
Cormorant Energy (Fruitport, MI)

Birgit Klohs 
President and CEO, 
The Right Place, Inc. (Grand Rapids)

Pieter Kodde
Managing Director, 
Lincolnshire (New York, NY)

Brendan E. Ringlever
Michigan Legislative 
Consultants (Lansing)

Auke van Scheltinga
TFG Parnters (Pittsburg, PA)

Jim Weaver
(Ada, MI)

Cor van Zadelhof
Brouwershoff (Amsterdam)

Kurt Dykstra
Mayor, City of Holland (Holland, MI)

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A bi-partisan association of members of the Michigan Legislature to foster ties between Michigan and the Netherlands.

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Founding Sponsors


  • AlpInvest Partners
  • Eenhoorn LLC
  • Haworth, Inc
  • Huizenga Group
  • MERS of Michigan
  • The Carlyle Group
  • Burke E. Porter Machinery
  • Alticor
  • RDV
  • The Windquest Group
  • Amway
  • InnerWorkings
  • Meijer
  • Effen Vodka & DeKuyper
  • Dempsey Ventures
  • Grey Dunes
  • Michigan Legislative Consultants
  • Varnum Attorneys at Law
  • Grand Valley State University




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Grand Rapids, MI 49503, United States
Office: 616.530.5500; Fax: 616.530.0850


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