Guiding Light Welcomes Elizabeth Bovard to Board of Directors
For Immediate Release
Contact: Starla McDermott
Guiding Light, 616.451.0236, ext. 20
Sabo PR, 616.401.5137
Grand Rapids, Michigan, May 22, 2019 – Elizabeth Bovard, executive vice president of Builders Exchange of Michigan, has joined Guiding Light’s board of directors.
Bovard brings more than 16 years of experience managing people, projects and products to the board, which is responsible for planning and overseeing the nonprofit’s strategic plan. Guiding Light’s mission is to partner with individuals to fulfill their God-given potential through rescue, recovery and re-engagement in community.
“We’ve built a strong relationship with Elizabeth and the Builders Exchange of Michigan over the past four years through the organization’s annual golf outing, which benefits Guiding Light’s Back to Work program,” said Stuart Ray, Guiding Light executive director. “Elizabeth’s connections with the construction community and passion for helping our clients get back on their feet makes her a great addition to our team.”
Beginning her career with the Builders Exchange as an office manager and eventually becoming executive vice president, Bovard has spent the last three years in her new position putting a strong focus on customer service, securing network infrastructure and expanding the benefits and programs available to members to increase the value of their membership.
By operating the Builders Exchange of Michigan as a not-for-profit company, Bovard places high importance on giving back to the community. Builders Exchange donates proceeds from events to organizations, such as Guiding Light and The Deborah House. Bovard and her team also donate to for Kids’ Food Basket and participate in the Michigan Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway program.
Bovard currently serves on the American Institute of Architects Grand Rapids Board and the Ferris State University Industry Advisory Board. She also volunteers with the local chapters of the Construction Specifications Institute, the American Society of Professional Estimators and the American Institute of Architects.
Founded in 1929 as the West Fulton St. Mission, Guiding Light has grown into a robust recovery and re-engagement community designed to help those living at society’s margins fulfill their God-given potential. Through its Back to Work, Recovery and Iron House programs, Guiding Light works with men struggling with addiction and homelessness to return to society. For more information, visit guidinglightworks.org.
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