Grow Michigan is proud to announce the election of Richard L. Baird as Chairman of the Grow Michigan fund. Baird has an incredible track record of success in the private and public sectors, most recently serving as the Senior Advisor and Transformation Leader to Governor Snyder. There he played key roles in addressing: risk, financial solvency, organizational redesign and performance, talent assessment, financially distressed city turnaround strategies, public safety and infrastructure, economic/workforce development, labor disputes and education reform. We look forward to his leadership and guidance as we continue our mission of community reinvestment with economic return.

Baird replaces David Treadwell, one of the founders of the Grow Michigan fund. Treadwell is stepping down after leading the Fund for 7 years. Treadwell will now focus solely on several corporate boards on which he serves, including Flagstar Bank. Grow Michigan is thankful to Treadwell for his leadership and vision that laid a foundation of economic impact through job creation and investment in the Michigan business community.