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Going Pro Talent Fund


Jul 30, 2021 10:20 AM

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David Worthams
Director – Human Resource Policy @Michigan Manufacturers Association
Born in California and raised in Kalamazoo, MI, Dave Worthams considers himself a lifelong resident of Southwest Michigan. Frankly, he cannot imagine a better place to live. Dave has served as a Constituent Relations Director for former Congressman Nick Smith, as a policy advisor to former Michigan Speakers Rick Johnson and Craig DeRoche, as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Michigan State Senator Jud Gilbert, as a Legislative Associate for the Michigan Municipal League, and as the Vice President of Policy for the Michigan Bankers Association. He currently is the Director of Human Resource Policy for the Michigan Manufacturers Association (representing over 1,700 members located across the state) leading MMA’s lobbying efforts in health care, talent development, and workplace policy before the Michigan Legislature. In his spare time, Dave is very active in his community. He served as the 69th President of JCI Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Junior Chamber/Jaycees before moving upward in the orga
John Keuning
Director of Manufacturing Training @Express Employment Professionals of Grand Rapids
As Director of Manufacturing Training, John Keuning has a passion to put his 30 years of manufacturing and leadership experience to work for companies by providing both classroom training, virtual training, and on-site consulting. His goal is to help develop better leaders, engage workers, lower cost of goods, and increase profits for companies by arming teams with the tools necessary to be great agents of change. John's favorite place to be is on the plant floor working side-by-side with teams and leaders to find solutions to manufacturing questions. He has extensive experience in Lean manufacturing theory and implementation as well as helping new and advancing leaders understand the day-to-day work of being a leader. John has served multiple industries as a supervisor, Lean leader, product launch leader, production manager, plant manager, and director of manufacturing.