Our Board of Directors is comprised of residents and business people that live and work in our community. In addition to providing insight and decision-making regarding the Holland Board of Public Works, each member is also personally active in the community.
Tim Hemingway, HBPW Board President
Tim Hemingway is a long-time resident of the Holland area, but has also lived in Brazil, California, and Texas. Tim worked for SAF Holland for 31 years in various roles including General Manager of Texas Operations, Vice President International, President of Holland USA, and President of Global Aftermarket Business for SAF Holland. Tim also served on the Board of Directors for TMD Friction, Luxembourg and volunteers with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holland.
Diane Haworth, HBPW Board Vice President
A Holland resident since 1995, Diane is currently the Sustainability Marketing Manager at NSF International in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but works out of her home in Holland. In previous roles, she helped develop the Haworth, Inc. global sustainability program and has extensive experience in sustainability, product development, purchasing/materials management, and marketing. Diane is active in the Holland Community Sustainability Committee, Grand Valley Artists—a fine arts association in Grand Rapids, and Plein Air Artists of West Michigan (PAAWM).
Jim Storey, HBPW Board Member
Jim Storey has resided in Holland since 1997. Jim has worked for SEMCO Energy Gas Company as Operations Manager, Consumers Energy, a United States Congressman and a local daily newspaper during his work life. Jim started StoreyLine Connections, a public relations, liquor license consulting and campaign management firm that led the successful election campaign to create an airport authority for Tulip City Airport and equip it with a modest millage. Jim is a graduate of Leadership Holland and is currently serving as Allegan County Commissioner. He was elected Vice Chair on the Allegan County Board of Commissioners in 2012.
Paul Elzinga, HBPW Board Member
Paul Elzinga is a long-time resident of the Holland area. Through his extensive work at Elzinga & Volkers, Inc., Emeritus, and Paul Elzinga Consulting, PC, Paul is recognized throughout Western Michigan for his construction expertise on unique and challenging projects including the Holland Community Hospital and the City of Holland snowmelt project. Paul also volunteers with numerous groups including the United Way, Holland Airport Advisory Committee, and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holland.
Paul is a Registered Professional Engineer and presently serves on the Construction Management Advisory Board at MTU and the Communication Advisory board at FSU. His construction experience also includes power, water treatment, waste water treatment plants, and major Hope College Facilities. He was one of the four founding registered professionals of GMB Architects / Engineers. Other not-for-profit organization service includes serving as president of the Resthaven Care Community board of directors, and director of the Holland Downtown Development Authority and a volunteer pilot for Wings of Mercy.
Philip D. Miller, HBPW Board Member
Phil Miller grew up in the Holland/Zeeland area, and began working for the Howard Miller Company at age 10 mowing the lawn. He received his B.A. from Hope College and an MBA from the University of Michigan in 1966. Phil joined the Howard Miller Company upon graduation, retiring from the company in 2008 as CEO. He has been an officer and/or board member at Hope College, the International Housewares Manufacturers Association, Western Theological Seminary, ODL, Inc., and Bethany Christian Services among others. He and his wife, Dr. Nancy Miller, also coordinate Christmas presents for hundreds of foster children each year.
Bob Shilander, Ex Officio Board Member
Bob Shilander and his family have lived in Park Township for 15 years—moving to Holland on three different occasions and returning upon retirement in 2011.
He has spent 44 years in the design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance and de-commissioning of electrical generation facilities of various fuel (coal, gas, oil, nuclear) and renewable (wood, refuse, solar, wind, and geothermal) design types. He has held corporate management positions ranging from engineering, construction management, supervision, and owner on power projects in the United States and overseas.
He stays active in the power industry and with Ferris State University (graduating in Construction Management in 1969) in serving on the Advisory Board for the School of Engineering & Built Environment and ICEE Accreditation Team Member. Bob has been an active member of the Knights of Columbus for 25 years and an active (and founding) member at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. After retirement, giving back, through volunteerism has been Job One throughout the West Michigan Community.