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Alum named to Women's Commission

Kathy Vogelsang

Kathy Vogelsang, ’95 & ‘99, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to serve a three-year term on the Michigan Women’s Commission. The 15-member board works to improve the quality of life for Michigan women, including providing support for female veterans, fighting human trafficking and assisting women business owners.

Vogelsang, who earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and an MBA from Grand Valley, is the chief investment officer at the Van Andel Institute, responsible for the investment management of the institute’s $1.2 billion endowment.

Previously, Vogelsang served as vice president/senior portfolio manager of the Fifth Third Bank Wealth Management Group; investment manager for JVA Enterprises, the family office of Jay and Betty Van Andel; and financial analyst for Stokes & Company.
 
Vogelsang serves on several boards and committees throughout the community and served as president of the Seidman College of Business Alumni Association from 2007-2011. She was named Alumni of the Year by the Seidman College of Business in 2006 and one of the 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan in 2012.

 

by Dottie Barnes

This story was filed with the tags: Business, Graduate Alumni