Incoming Board Directors
Laura Asiala, Antrim County
Laura has spent her working career in international business and is currently a senior fellow at PYXERA Global, where she leads efforts to attract more participation of businesses to contribute to global, sustainable development. Prior to PYXERA, she spent nearly 30 years with the Dow Corning Corporation. Her interests lie in the areas of education, the environment, and driving demonstrable, collaborative impact. Laura has recently relocated to her hometown of Elk Rapids.
JoAnne Cook, Leelanau County
JoAnne is a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa/Chippewa Indians and is from Peshawbestown. She is an attorney and has extensive experience with Tribal Council and with Tribal Courts as a tribal Court Judge. JoAnne was involved in the development of two alternative courts, which utilize tradition and culture allowing for healing and restoring balance for those involved. She also consults on the topic as well as teaches a wide range of courses for NMC Extended Education.
Peter Finch, Leelanau County
Pete is a passionate member of the Leelanau County community. As a former banker turned financial planner with an office in Suttons Bay, Pete enjoys applying his knowledge and experience in serving the financial well-being of his clients. He lives in Glen Arbor, and has served in various capacities as a volunteer as the Suttons Bay Friendship Center, St. Mary School, Suttons Bay Rotary, as well as others.
Ranve Martinson, Leelanau County
Ranve is currently in her second career which involves running the Martinson Funeral Home. Ranve and her brother are the 4th generation to run the business, which has been serving the area for over 100 years. Ranve is active in the Suttons Bay community and is on the Board of Directors for the Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, is the Scholarship Chair for the Traverse City Elks Lodge #323, and plays the saxophone with the Northport Community Band and Cherry Pitters.
effective January 1, 2020