Board of Directors

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center is proud to have a diverse and energetic Board of Directors to contribute to the success of our organization and play a very important role in the leadership of Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center. The board composition blends skill sets, expertise, community connections, and diverse perspectives.

President: Keith Rouse

Digital Acquisition Manager, Baudville Brands

Keith first became involved with the Gallery back in 2014 and has served as Board President since 2019. Prior to becoming Board President Keith has held roles with the Lansing State Journal as well as acting as Chair of the Marketing Committee for our organization. Keith is a strong believer in art for art’s sake and the uplifting and thought-provoking power of the Arts. He is deeply involved in our efforts toward a more prominent and accessible location in Lansing while continuing to expand and deepen our relationship with the City of Lansing.

Vice President: Danielle Deneau

Communications Manager, Michigan State University Federal Credit Union

 

 

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Secretary: Mickey Hadick

Webmaster and Content Strategist at Accident Fund Holding Inc.

Mickey believes that Art is a fundamental part of being human and has the power to inform, heal, and entertain us all at the same time. He has served as a member of our board since 2017 and assumed the role of Board Secretary in 2019. As a member of the downtown community, Mickey enjoys attending cultural events in Lansing. He is excited for Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center to become a destination for more “Lanstronauts.” Mickey’s artistry is evident as a novelist and satirist in his free time. His work can be found at www.mickeyhadick.com.

Treasurer: Mike Wenstrop

 

 

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Board of Directors At-Large

Brian Doyle

Director of Member Engagement and Chamber Advancment, Michigan Chamber of Commerce

As a lifelong art lover and advocate, Brian understands the importance of the arts in creating community. He actively advocates for a vibrant city core in downtown Lansing and has been involved with Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center’s Board of Directors since 2016. As a Board Member-At-Large, Brian strives to ensure that Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center is the leading center for the arts in the downtown Lansing community, as well as a hub for the city’s cultural exploration.

Judy Eyde

Educator, retired

Judy actively promotes the visual arts to build increased community awareness and appreciation, as she believes that Michigan is full of talented and aspiring artists. Judy has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2015 and is an active member of our Fund Development Committee. As a former educator, Judy is passionate about education in all its forms and deeply supports our efforts to support arts and arts education in Lansing. In her free time, Judy enjoys painting and staying involved in the lives of her grandchildren.

Kim Long

Assistant Curator of Adult Programs, Kalamazoo Insitute of Arts

Kim’s expertise as an arts administrator enhances our Board of Directors greatly. Living in Kalamazoo, she is deeply involved in arts and cultural activities in Southwest Michigan and brings diversity in geography to our Board. Her involvement dates back to 2012. She previously served in varied roles, from interns to staff. She enthusiastically supported our 50th-anniversary exhibition during her tenure at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Kim now serves on our Board’s Marketing Committee and is excited to serve the Gallery in this new capacity. Kim believes that Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center has built a strong foundation and looks forward to an even more robust slate of programs and resources to benefit Michigan artists and our community as a whole.

Laurie Lonsdorf

Senior Business Consultant, Michigan Small Business Development Center

Laurie’s passion for the arts in our community is evidenced in myriad ways, including through event attendance and volunteering at arts-related activities like Lansing JazzFest and Michigan BluesFest. Originally a patron and art collector, Laurie joined our Board of Directors 2017 and currently serves as Marketing Committee Chair. One of the things Laurie enjoys most about Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center is the quality of exhibitions presented, believing them to rival those of any major city. She is invested in our process working toward truly reflecting the demographic makeup of the Greater Lansing community in our stakeholders.

David S. Porter, D.O.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine; Owner, President of Fireworks Glass Studios, Inc.

 

 

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Rich Sneary

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.

Rich’s passion is for helping to provide education for others. He has been involved with Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center since 2012 as member of our Board of Directors and Board President from 2017-2019. Rich actively volunteers throughout the Lansing community, attends events in our area, while also serving on other boards and donating to other causes he cares about. His aspirations for the Gallery are to touch even more lives through arts education with a larger, more accessible space, and expanded donor base.

Becky Ten Brink

 

Becky’s passion for the arts developed, in part by growing up in a family of creatives. She received a Bachelors in Fine Art from Calvin College and a Masters in Museum Studies from John Hopkins University. Currently working at Michigan State University, Becky has enjoyed attending Lansing area arts and culture events over the past few years and is looking forward to becoming more involved with arts advocacy in the Greater Capital Region. Becky joined our Board of Directors in 2020 and envisions our organization as a highly valued arts collaborator in the Capital Region.

Brian Whitfield

Graphic Designer, State of Michigan; Professional Artist

Brian first joined our board with an interest in becoming more deeply involved in the local art community. His professional relationship with the Gallery dates back to his college thesis exhibition in 1985. Since then, Brian has exhibited as an artist in numerous solo shows and served as a juror for public art projects, student exhibitions, and more. He believes in the Gallery as a permanent facility and envisions our future as the premier arts and cultural center for the region. As a member of the Lansing community Brian is involved as a steward in his church and has served on the Board of Directors with the Uplift Our Youth Foundation since 2005. You may recognize some of Brian’s work as an artist; in addition to many public art commissions, he designed the Ingham county flag and the Michigan Mackinaw Bridge license plate.

Barb Whitney

Ex-officio, Executive Director, Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center

 

 

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Advisory Board

Patricia Cook

retired City of Lansing EDC

Mary Cusack

Dean - Fine Arts Division, Mott College

Jame Davis

Artist

James Duby, Jr.

Attorney, Duby & Associates

Gregg Hunt

Owner, Designers Choice Landscaping

Kevin McKinney

McKinney & Associates

Gary McRay

Attorney, Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith

Dan Warmels

CPA, Warmels & Comstock

William Valevich

Vice President, Comerica Bank