J.C. Huizenga
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Trustee

June 2, 2014 through Present

J.C. Huizenga is an entrepreneur, education reformer and business leader. He is the chairman and founder of Huizenga Group which operates seven diverse manufacturing companies, a commercial contracting firm, and a consumer products packaging company. Mr. Huizenga also began National Heritage Academies, now serving over 54,000 students and launched a high school initiative, PrepNet, which serves over 2,000 students in Michigan. Both companies have been listed in Inc. Magazine’s “500 Fastest Growing Private Companies.”

Mr. Huizenga serves on various boards: Mackinac Center, Acton Institute, Seidman School of Business, Grand Valley State University Foundation and Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies. Mr. Huizenga has also chaired the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Huizenga earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hope College in Holland, Michigan and his MBA from Michigan State University. J.C. and his wife, Tammy, live in the Grand Rapids area.

(L-R) Foundation Trustees Steve VanAndel and Jim Hackett, Dr. Tammy Huizenga, and Trustee J.C. Huizenga at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Annual Dinner at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, DC on June 3, 2019. (Photo Courtesy of Dr. Robert M. Humphries)

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