Michael (Mike) Batts is an experienced business executive and engineer with 32 years of experience. He is currently president and CEO of Batts Group, Ltd., a privately held investment holding company and Belfry Development Corporation, a privately held commercial real estate company that owns, develops and operates office buildings and medical facilities. Batts has also held various project management and development positions in product engineering at General Motors, Delco Electronics, GM Hughes Electronics and Delphi Automotive Systems. Born February 6, 1957, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mike received a BSEME degree from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in 1979. Batts is passionate about applying his skills toward philanthropy. He is a director of his familys private foundation, the Batts Foundation, with a mission to benefit education, health and welfare. Mike is a vice-chairman and trustee of the Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation and also a trustee of the Grand Rapids Public Museum Foundation. Back to Foundation Leadership.