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Board of Trustees

Fund operations are directed by the Board of Trustees, elected by the general membership of the Fund. The Trustees meet four to five times a year and are responsible for management and oversight of the Fund. They review financial performance, underwriting performance, and authorize all claim settlements.

Colleen Meiring, Chair, Carleton

Ms. Meiring represents Moose & Squirrel Horticulture Resource Inc. and has been a member of the Fund since 1996 and board chairperson since 2000.

Dan Glas, Secretary/Treasurer, Kalamazoo

Mr. Glas represents Renewed Earth. He has been a member of the Fund since 2002 and board secretary/treasurer since 2009.

Bob Patterson, Trustee, Big Rapids

Mr. Patterson represents Patterson’s Flowers, Inc. He has been a member of the Fund since its inception in 1993 and board trustee since 2001.

Jeanette Gaudreau-Ballien, Trustee, Saginaw

Ms. Gaudreau-Ballien represents Gaudreau the Florist. She has been a member of the Fund since 1998 and board trustee since 2008.

Ted Harkins, Trustee, Diamondale

Mr. Harkins represents HTA Companies. He has been a member of the Fund since 2005 and board trustee since 2018.

Ray Hunter, Trustee, Southgate

Mr. Hunter represents Ray Hunter Flowers. He has been member of the Fund since its inception in 1993 and board trustee since 2003.