President of the Board

Phil is an expert on organizational strategy, innovation, branding, and entrepreneurship, a successful entrepreneur, and a consultant to a wide range of for-profit and non-profit organizations. Currently, he is CEO of Great Lakes GrowthWorks (GLGW), an innovation and growth strategy consulting firm that helps both large global organizations and emerging companies (particularly those in the health, wellness, sustainability, and “craft” consumer products arena here in the Great Lakes region) to grow, prosper, and make a positive difference.

Phil was previously CEO of Among Friends Baking Mixes, a natural/healthy baking mix company. Prior to that, he was Managing Director of GfK Strategic Innovation, the practice area formed by the acquisition of Arbor Strategy Group (ASG) by GfK Group, a leading global marketing research and consulting firm Phil founded ASG in 1998. Phil held previous positions as Chief Marketing Officer for Frank’s Nursery & Crafts, Senior VP Marketing for Little Caesars Pizza, President of Delicious/Frookie snack company, and Managing Director of Marketing Corporation of America’s consumer industry consulting practice. Phil started his career in brand management with the Quaker Oats Company.

In additional to his role with Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Phil currently serves in a board or leadership capacity with a variety of non-profit organizations, including the National Wildlife Federation, Michigan Wolfpack, the Michigan Economic Center, and the University of Michigan”s Zell-Lurie Commercialization Fund.

Phil earned a BBA from the University of Michigan and a MBA from Harvard. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Phil Roos

Phil Roos

President

Janis Bobrin

Janis Bobrin

Vice President

Denise Thal

Denise Thal

Treasurer

George Davis

George Davis

Secretary

Sarah Anthony

Sarah Anthony

Mark Bernstein

Mark Bernstein

Fred Blanck

Fred Blanck

Keith Cooley

Keith Cooley

George Heartwell

George Heartwell

Rudy Hobbs

Rudy Hobbs

Jerry Jung

Jerry Jung

Riyaz Kanji

Riyaz Kanji

Chris Kolb

Chris Kolb

Dr. John (Joe) Schwarz

Dr. John (Joe) Schwarz

Mark Stranahan

Mark Stranahan

Bob Sutherland

Bob Sutherland

Bruce Wallace

Bruce Wallace

Elizabeth Welch

Elizabeth Welch

Emma White

Emma White