Steve is replacing Bob Gluszewski who retired from Consumers Energy last month, but will remain on the Collaborative as a private citizen and co-chair emeritus.
Steve brings both a personal and corporate commitment to early childhood to the Collaborative. DTE Energy is a strong supporter of early childhood development efforts, and Steve is highly active in the local community and with the Traverse City Area Chamber, where he serves as chair of the Chamber Foundation Board.
The Collaborative co-chairs lead the GSC Executive Team in taking strategic action on early childhood issues of concern in the five-county region served and approves major projects like “5 to 1”. Together the two co-chairs preside over Collaborative meetings and guide the Collaborative in decision-making related to the Early Childhood Block Grant, scholarship funds, and philanthropic support for early childhood. Steve’s passion for early childhood and family well-being will be an asset to our Collaborative and to our communities.
Mike Hill, superintendent of Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District, continues as the permanent education co-chair of the Collaborative. For more information on the economic impact of early childhood and to get involved, contact Great Start at the Chamber: Mary Manner firstname.lastname@example.org or 231-995-7114.