Michigan Future Inc. adds Kirk Profit and Donald Rencher to board of directors

Michigan Future Inc., a Michigan-focused nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank, today announced the addition of Kirk Profit, founder of Profit Legal Services, PLLC, and Donald Rencher, president and CEO of the Hudson-Webber Foundation to their board of directors.

“Donald and Kirk are terrific additions to the Michigan Future Inc. board of directors. Their combined experience and wealth of knowledge will be a great resource to our team,” said Michigan Future Inc. President Lou Glazer. “We are excited to have Donald and Kirk join the board.”

Profit is as an attorney at Profit Legal Services, PLLC, a law firm he opened to pursue his passion of helping the Washtenaw County community. Prior to opening Profit Legal Services, PLLC, Profit spent 25 years as the co-owner of Michigan lobbying firm Governmental Consultant Services Inc. (GSCI), and served in the Michigan House of Representatives for ten years, where he chaired the Tax Policy and Higher Education committees and passed prominent bipartisan legislation like increasing education funding and environmental protections.

Rencher serves as the president and CEO of the Hudson-Webber Foundation, a private, independent grantmaking organization working to improve the quality of life in Detroit by supporting organizations and institutions that move the city forward, having contributed more than $200 million to various Detroit nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining the foundation, Rencher was the group executive for housing, planning and development and the director of housing and revitalization for the City of Detroit, where he developed policy and investment strategies that resulted an investment of more than $1 billion in the preservation and creation of affordable housing units.

“Donald and Kirk bring invaluable expertise and insight to the Michigan Future Inc. board of directors. We eagerly welcome Donald and Kirk to our board,” said Nick Khouri, chair of the Michigan Future Inc. board of directors.

Profit and Rencher join the Michigan Future Inc. board of directors alongside Sandy Baruah, president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber; Paul Hillegonds, former president of the Michigan Health Endowment Fund; Nick Khouri, retired state treasurer; Peter MacGregor, Kent County treasurer; Angelique Power, president and CEO of the Skillman Foundation; and Dale Robertson, president and CEO of the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

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