Kathy Vogelsang, ’95 & ‘99, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to serve a three-year term on the Michigan Women’s Commission. The 15-member board works to improve the quality of life for Michigan women, including providing support for female veterans, fighting human trafficking and assisting women business owners.
Vogelsang, who earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and an MBA from Grand Valley, is the chief investment officer at the Van Andel Institute, responsible for the investment management of the institute’s $1.2 billion endowment.
Previously, Vogelsang served as vice president/senior portfolio manager of the Fifth Third Bank Wealth Management Group; investment manager for JVA Enterprises, the family office of Jay and Betty Van Andel; and financial analyst for Stokes & Company.
Vogelsang serves on several boards and committees throughout the community and served as president of the Seidman College of Business Alumni Association from 2007-2011. She was named Alumni of the Year by the Seidman College of Business in 2006 and one of the 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan in 2012.