David Hooker
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Trustee

TERM AS TRUSTEE:
June 5, 2017 through Present
Served as Associate Trustee from June 2, 2014 until June 2017

BIOGRAPHY:
David Hooker is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. He has held leadership positions at DaVinci Capital, C & H Holdings, LLC, and Mazda Great Lakes. David is a trustee and a past chair of the Board of Grand Valley State University, a member of the Board of Directors of Northpointe Bancshares and a member of the Advisory Board of Custer Office Environments. He has served as a board member of ArtPrize, Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital and Foundation, Central Reformed Church, Frederik Meijer Charitable Trust, and Home Repair Services.

David earned a Masters of Business Administration at The University of Michigan and Bachelor of Arts degree from Kenyon College. David is married to Leslie Hooker and they have three children.
 

David Hooker gives a tour of the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park to former First Lady Hillary Clinton and Linda Johnson Robb prior to the annual America’s First Ladies luncheon on April 11, 2018. (Photo Courtesy of Dr. Robert M. Humphries)

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