2019 Board of Directors
The Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors is the principal governing and policymaking body of the organization. The board's membership is as diverse as our business community, with business leaders serving from a variety of business sectors and with representation throughout the Charlevoix area.
Mark Snyder, CHAIR - Pat O'Brien & Associates Real Estate
Mark Snyder, the Managing Broker at Pat O’Brien & Associates Real Estate Charlevoix, joined the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in 2017 and became Chair of the Board in 2019.
Having family ties to northern Michigan dating back to the early 1900’s, returning to those roots seemed like a natural decision after spending the early years of his career in various places from Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Washington D.C., and Las Vegas. During that time, he worked as a manager/salesperson in boat sales, represented a client in the construction of a 17,000 square foot home, another client for a 65,000 square foot home, worked in the software industry and then upon moving back to Charlevoix established a career in real estate.
Mark has served on the Antrim, Charlevoix, Kalkaska Board of Realtors as President, the Northern Michigan Multi-List System Board as President. He is also active in the Charlevoix community, serving on the Rayder Gridiron Club board of directors, coaching Charlevoix High School Baseball, Charlevoix High School Football, and is active in the Rotary Club of Charlevoix.
Shay Arnold, VICE CHAIR - Boat Works of Charlevoix
Shay Arnold, an Owner at Boat Works of Charlevoix, joined the Charlevoix Area Chamber Board of Directors in 2019 and became Vice Chair upon starting his service to the organization.
Born and raised in Charlevoix, Shay began working at Boatworks in the mid 90’s and partnered in purchasing the business in 1999.
Shay is new to serving in an organization board, but is actively involved in many school and sports groups, including the Charlevoix Robotics Team.
Robert Hoffman, TREASURER - Hoffman McLane CPA Firm
Robert Hoffmann, Partner at Hoffman McLane CPA Firm, PLC, joined the Charlevoix Area Chamber Board of Directors in 2015. He served as Treasurer in 2015, 2016, and 2017, and has accepted the role again for 2019.
After beginning his career in Detroit and then St. Louis, Missouri, and starting his own firm in 1976, Bob relocated permanently to Charlevoix in 1987.
Bob has also served on the Boards for Charlevoix County Hospice, Keep Charlevoix Beautiful, and the City of Charlevoix Zoning Board of Appeals. He currently serves on the Boards for the Charlevoix County Community Foundation, Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital, and Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital Foundation.
PAST CHAIR - VACANT
Rich Bergmann, DIRECTOR - Bridge Street Tap Room, Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company & Boyne City Tap Room
Rich Bergmann, an Owner at Round Lake Group, LLC, Bridge Street Tap Room and Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company, joined the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in 2017.
Rich began his career in aerospace and software technology. Having visited the Charlevoix area his entire life, he made the move to reside more permanently in Charlevoix in 2014, where he partnered in developing the Round Lake Group, LLC, opening five restaurants in the years that followed.
Rich founded the Great Lakes Business Network, focused on protecting the environment of our lakes, and also serves on the Great Lakes Alliance and the Center of Educational Excellence.
Darsi S. Lee, DIRECTOR - The Lake House
Darsi Lee, Owner of The Lake House, joined the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in 2018.
Darsi has always lived in Charlevoix and spent ten years working in real estate for the area. When it was time for a change she dove into retail, and, along with her famous dog Ella, opened The Lake House.
Along with serving the Chamber organization, Darsi volunteers her time to other groups and events whenever she can.
Jon VanWagnen, DIRECTOR - Charlevoix Eye Center
Jon VanWagnen, Doctor and Owner at Charlevoix Eye Center, joined the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in 2018.
Originally from Alpena, Jon began practicing in northern Michigan soon after graduating from Ferris State University’s Optometry program, first serving at the Kalkaska practice. Five years ago, he bought the Charlevoix practice.
Jon is the President of the Northwest Michigan Optometric Association and serves in the Rotary Club of Charlevoix.
Michael Greyerbiehl, DIRECTOR - Ace Hardware
Mike Greyerbiehl, an Owner at Ace Hardware of Charlevoix, joined the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in 2019.
Originally from the Highland area of the state, his family relocated to Charlevoix and soon grew the Ace business, where Mike has worked since a young age. After successfully operating one of the downstate stores, Mike was able to come back to Charlevoix and become part owner of the Charlevoix store.
Mike also gives his time to the SHARP educational program, the Friends of McSauba group, and local events such as Shadowfest and Venetian Festival.
Josh Glass, DIRECTOR - Nu-Core, Inc
Joshua Glass, of Nu-Core, Inc, joined the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in 2019.
Originally from the Harbor Springs/Cross Village area, Josh moved back to Charlevoix from South Carolina and has worked with Nu-Core for 19 years.
Josh also serves on the Charlevoix Township Planning Committee and has been a part of the Lake Charlevoix Mariners group.
APPOINTED DIRECTORS - SERVING 1 YEAR, 2019
Joanne Schroeder - Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital
Amber Munday - Harwood Gold