Five elected to 2021 Chamber of Commerce board
IRON MOUNTAIN –The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce membership have chosen five directors for its 15-member board.
All are elected for a three-year term. They are:
— Teresa Schettler, public relations/marketing specialist, Dickinson County Healthcare System. Schettler is the board’s vice president, a post she retains, and is committed to the Chamber vision. She also has been a Chamber ambassador since 2014.
— Matthew Lutz, chief financial officer, First National Bank & Trust. Lutz has been on the Chamber board for four years as well as serving on other local boards of directors and nonprofits and actively participates in Chamber and community events. He has a strong financial background and is on the Accounting Advisory Board for Bay College; treasurer for the Dickinson Area Community Foundation; a Chamber ambassador; and a Habitat for Humanity volunteer, along with other posts. Lutz also was elected board treasurer.
— Cole Grenier, business banker, First National Bank & Trust. Grenier participates in Chamber and community events and is on the board for Buckmasters. Grenier also is a member of the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Lions Club and is the treasurer for UPTRA. Grenier attended Northern Michigan University and has a bachelor’s degree in business management. He started at First National Bank & Trust in 2014 as a teller, interned as a credit analyst in 2016, then transitioned into a commercial lender.
— Isaac Micheau, Iron Mountain city clerk/treasurer. Micheau is involved with the Dickinson County Council for the Arts, previously as treasurer and now as secretary. He has been involved in the planning process, overseeing on-site duties and performed administrative duties related to their annual concert series. Micheau has also been active in re-establishing the Sunday School program at Cornerstone Community Church. He teaches Sunday school at his family’s church, Maranatha Assembly of God, and is on a missions committee.
— James Carollo, facility manager, Issues & Answers. Carollo also participates in Knights of Columbus and Buckmasters. He is a proud Mountaineer and Packers fan and enjoys sporting events such as hunting, fishing, watching ski jumping at Pine Mountain and outdoor activities. Carollo supports the Moving Mountains Adaptive Ski Program, is a history buff and enjoys learning about the history of the U.P. He has a master of business administration with a finance and management focus from Grand Valley State University and a bachelor of science degree from the University of Montana, major in finance and management with minors in economics and real estate.
Elections take place each year to nominate five for the 15-member board. Returning board members include: Todd Lysinger, owner, U.P. Insurance Agency and 2021 board president; Kevin Hanson, owner, Office Planning Group and board secretary; Alex Carey, owner, Carey Disaster & Restoration and also Cleaning Service Inc.; Bruce Orttenburger, S.C.O.R.E. representative of the Upper Peninsula; Chris Hanley, owner, Chris Hanley State Farm Insurance Agency; Donna Rahoi, loan officer, Upper Peninsula State Bank; Erika Justus, business services coordinator with Upper Peninsula Michigan Works!; Louis Steigerwald, superintendent, Norway-Vulcan Area Schools; Rebecca Strini, associate medical center director for the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center; and Tanya Hiltonen, Kingsford deputy city clerk.
“I’m happy to welcome Isaac and Cole to the Chamber board of directors. Their backgrounds will benefit our Chamber in many ways as we move forward to seek new ways to improve our Chamber and provide excellent value for our members,” Chamber Executive Director Suzanne Larson said. “I’m also very happy to welcome back Matt, Teresa and Jim. Their involvement with our Chamber has been very valuable over the years.”