Michigan Retailers Services, Inc. Board of Directors

James P. Hallan

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jim Hallan became president and CEO of Michigan Retailers Association in 2008 after serving as president and chief operating officer since 1989. He also serves as president and CEO of Retailers Insurance Company. He joined Michigan Retailers as general counsel in 1985. He is a past chair of the board of Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana and current chair of the Delta Dental Foundation. He is also past chair of the national Council of State Retail Associations and is a former member of the board of Fremont Insurance Company. A former assistant county prosecutor, he is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and the Detroit College of Law.

Bo Brines

Bo Brines is owner and president of Little Forks Outfitters, an Orvis shop and retailer of quality fly fishing equipment and outdoor clothing, located in downtown Midland. A Midland native, he earned a degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston. He took over an office products supply store from his father in 1989, then started his current business in 1995. He is a board member of the Midland DDA, former president of the Midland Downtown Business Association and was that organization's 2004 “Business Person of the Year.” He was named to the Services board in 2011.

Bill Golden

Bill Golden is co-president, with his brother Craig, of Golden Shoes, a family owned and operated shoe store in downtown Traverse City since 1954 and which succeeded a shoe retailer dating back to 1883. A Traverse City native, he began working in the store at age 14 and joined the store full time in 1981. He is active in numerous community projects and serves on the board of the Traverse City Downtown Development Authority. Golden Shoes was honored as Michigan Retailer of the Year in 2005 in the small retail category. He was named to the Services board in 2012.

Lisa McCalpine-Wittenmyer

Lisa McCalpine-Wittenmyer is senior regional director, state government relations for Illinois-based Walgreens. Prior to joining Walgreens in 2008, she was the health and human services senior writer and policy point person for the Minnesota Senate DFL Caucus. She also has served as political representative for the National AFL-CIO in Minnesota, Midwest political director for the Bill Bradley for President Campaign, and chief of staff for then-Democratic Leadership Minority Whip Rep. David Bonior and Congressman Frank Pallone. A graduate of the University of Florida, she is also a board member of the Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa state retail organizations. She was named to the Services board in 2012.

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