Your Voice for Business

Your Voice for Business

Meet our Chamber's Government Affairs Committee

Our Chamber has a dedicated Government Affairs committee that represents a microcosm of Berrien County industries including Talent, Manufacturing, Tourism, Housing, Hospitality, Senior Services, Business Law, and Medicine. Each possess either a background in government or experience with governmental relations and advocacy outreach. Together, they are your "Voice for Business" in Southwest Michigan.

Mark Lemoine

Mark Lemoine

Chair, Chamber Board

Owner & Managing Partner
Coloma / St. Joseph KOA
Holiday
Arthur Havlicek

Arthur Havlicek

Chamber President

President & CEO
SW MI Regional Chamber
Al Pscholka

Al Pscholka

Chair, Gov't Affairs Cmte

VP of Government Affairs
Kinexus Group
Eleanor Reece

Eleanor Reece

Vice Chair, Gov't Affairs Cmte

VP of Global Communications
Whirlpool Corporation
Millicent Huminsky

Millicent Huminsky

Executive Director

SW MI Tourist Council

Alan Jeffries

Alan Jeffries

Chris Mason

Chris Mason

Christine VanLandingham

Christine VanLandingham

Matt Derby

Matt Derby

Dr. Jim Gendernalik, DO

Dr. Jim Gendernalik, DO

Experience Matters

Leverage our public policy experience to your benefit

We are fortunate to have multiple committee members with local, state, and federal public policy experience working on our behalf. 

Mark Lemoine

Our Board of Directors Chair, Mark Lemoine, began his public policy journey as legislative staff in the state Senate. He went on to have a successful career in Government Affairs for names like Meijer, the Grand Rapids Chamber, and Spectrum Health before purchasing the local Coloma / St. Joseph KOA with his wife, Karla.

Arthur Havlicek

Our President & CEO, Arthur Havlicek, began his career as legislative staff in the state House of Representatives. There, he served as a Caucus Advisor under two different Speakers and as Legislative Director for Northern Berrien Co. where he shepherded seven bills and two $1.5 billion higher education budgets into law.

Al Pscholka

Our Government Affairs Committee Chair, Al Pscholka, served three-terms as state Representative, chaired the powerful House appropriations committee and later served as State Budget Director under Gov. Snyder. He has also held township office and worked as District Director for Congressman Fred Upton.

“I have watched you all champion for local businesses in various ways, and i’m excited to call myself a member. During a time when so many of us didn’t even know what to do next, you all led the way.”

Jayme Bednarski

Owner, Full Circle Cafe