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Disability Network/Lakeshore names new executive director

Anonymous • Jul 21, 2015 at 10:58 AM

“Todd Whiteman is a values-based leader with strong integrity, high morals and a deep desire to impact Ottawa and Allegan counties so that everyone can contribute, participate and belong,” said Mary Jo Baweja, a Disability Network board member and chairwoman of its search committee. “We find him to be results-oriented, reliable, empathetic and visionary.”

Raised in northern Indiana, Whiteman has lived in West Michigan for the past 10 years and is married to a Holland native. He worked almost four years for United Federal Credit Union, serving as the Holland branch’s business development manager. Before that, he directed Golf Pro Links — a Christian nonprofit group serving professionals in the golf industry — for four years, and also worked as a golf pro in Saugatuck.

“One of my mentors taught me to orient my life around that which others cannot or will not do, and this is an organization where that role will play out,” Whiteman said.

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