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Paul Hillegonds

CEO, Michigan Health Endowment Fund, The Kresge Foundation

Hillegonds-Paul-croppedPaul Hillegonds is CEO of the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, which was created by state legislation to advance the health and wellness of Michiganders, particularly seniors, children and vulnerable residents.

He previously served as senior vice president of corporate affairs for DTE Energy, and was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 1979 to 1996, holding several leadership posts, including Speaker of the House.

Hillegonds is chairman of the board of directors for the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan. He also serves on the boards of the Children’s Leadership Council of Michigan, the Citizen’s Research Council, the Grand Valley State University Foundation, Michigan Future Inc., New Detroit Inc., the Center for Michigan and the Michigan chapter of the Nature Conservancy.