Contact Your TEAM

Our Mission: To provide key employer services and information in support of talent and workforce development.
Our Vision: To be the leading employer's resource in West Michigan.

Lisa Sabourin: President/CEO

Lisa Sabourin joined the Association in 1993 as a part-time, summer position during college. That “summer job” has evolved into an “amazing career, I am so grateful to work with very proactive West Michigan employers!

Lisa spent the first years learning and mastering employment and safety regulations and practices, as well as developing a true partnership with each member. She was promoted to President in 2005.

Lisa has worked closely with member organizations on all things related to your employees; including workplace culture, recruitment and retention, performance management, compensation and benefits, safety, wellness and more. She obtained a Senior Professional Human Resources certification in 2004.

It is the Association’s commitment to provide information and connection to assist organizations with strategy and workforce development.  Likewise, it is a passion for Lisa. At the regional level, she has served on several boards, advisory boards and ad hoc committees and is a Rotarian.  She also participate in several national groups supporting employers and is committed to bringing the best services and resource to West Michigan employers.

Lisa spends her free time with her two sons and husband outdoors, year-round, enjoying all the great activities that the shoreline offers..

Phone: 231-759-0916 EXT 3
Lynn Anderson: Administrative Assistant

Lynn joined the Association in March of 2017, and has spent all of her life here in West Michigan. She graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor's degree in Education and later completed her Master's degree in Educational Leadership from WMU.

Before joining the Association Lynn spent 29 years in education. She taught grades 2, 3, and 4 for 13 years and finished out her teaching career in the middle school for the last 16 years. She spent her teaching career instilling the love of reading and writing to her students. Countless hours were spent combing the shelves of bookstores searching for just the right book for her students.

Lynn enjoys spending her time reading and with her family and friends. Her favorite place is the beach and you will find her there whenever the weather cooperates or she's made her way south. She's the one with a pile of books next to the beach chair!

Phone: 231-759-0916 EXT 4
Trena Gould: HR Support Specialist

Trena joined the association in June of 2019. She graduated from Holton High School in 2013 and on May 5, 2019, graduated from Baker College of Muskegon with a Bachelor of Health Science.

She currently teaches recreational and competitive dance at Cassell Training Center in Muskegon and has been doing that for the last 12 years. She loves her job as a dance teacher as dance is a true passion of hers and so rewarding. She was also a competitive dancer with Cassell Training Center for 12 years and still to this day loves dancing. In her free time she enjoys spending time in Silver Lake at her family's property where she does swimming, boating, and dune riding. Lastly, she loves spending time with her family and friends.

Phone: 231-759-0916 EXT 2