custom-rocket-icon

Our Mission

Build a strong community by driving strategic investment and job creation

custom-bullseye+arrow-icon

Our Vision

Engage the community to meet the opportunities and challenges of the future

custom-award-icon

Commitment

By July 2023, BCU will generate a quarter of a billion dollars in capital investment and 750 new jobs paying an average wage of $17 per hour with benefits.

OFFICERS OF THE BOARD

Erick Stewart, Chair
CEO
Lagniappe Global Commodity Partners, LLC

Nate Darlington 1st Vice Chair
Vice President of Aircraft
Modifications - Michigan
Duncan Aviation

John Gallagher, 2nd Vice Chair
President
Gallagher Uniform

Sara Wallace, Treasurer
President & CEO
The Miller Foundation

Karen Boyer, Secretary
Retired – VP/General Administration
DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc.

MEMBERS:

Kris Bahner
Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Affairs
Kellogg Company

Rebecca Fleury
City Manager
City of Battle Creek

Neal Graziano
Director of Investments
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Stacey Hamlin
Retired
CTS Telecom, Inc.

Joe Michilizzi
Assistant Business Manager, United Assoc.
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 333

Drew Schweitzer
President, CEO
Schweitzer, Inc.

Jim Sholl
Chairman
Direct Investment Fund Committee

Dr. Paul Watson, II
President
Kellogg Community College

Mike Way
Senior Vice President Supply Chain, Facilities and Real Estate
Bronson Healthcare Group

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS:

Joe Sobieralski
President & CEO
Battle Creek Unlimited, Inc.

Mark A. Behnke
Mayor
City of Battle Creek
Albert Bobrofsky
Former Chairman
Battle Creek Tax Increment Finance Authority

Joe Schwarz, M.D.
Retired Congressman

Contact Us

  • Email Sign up

Our Partners