Scott has been on the Board of the Community Foundation for the past seven years. “The Community Foundation plays an integral role in maintaining and improving the quality of life in our community as it helps steward resources to impact others and I’m honored to be a part of that effort,” said Spoelhof.
Active in church, school, and community, Scott has served in a variety of capacities, and on a variety of committees and boards, including serving as the Chair of the Board, chairing the Audit Committee and serving on the Governance and Investment Committees at the Foundation. He has served as Chair of the Calvin College Board of Trustees, where he is still a member of the Investment Committee, and is a past board member of Camp Geneva and Good Samaritan Ministries. Past activities have included Leadership Holland, Chair of the Holland Area Chamber of Commerce, and a variety of fundraising and capital campaigns. Most recently, he chaired the Civic Center Place Steering Committee.
He currently serves on the boards of eAgile in Grand Rapids and Utility Pipeline in Ohio. He also serves as member of the Lakeshore Advantage Seed Fund Investment Committee, is a board member of the Holland SmartZone, and is a member of the Riverview Group.
Scott attended Calvin College, graduating in 1984 with a BA in Business. Scott received his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Michigan, with an emphasis in Corporate Strategy, in 1986. After graduate school, Scott Spoelhof worked for Herman Miller in Logistics and Marketing. He joined Johnson Controls (the former Prince Corporation) in Holland in 1989, where he worked in Sales and Operations until 2000.
Scott is currently Managing Director at Bayside Capital, a private investment management firm in Holland, a role that he’s held since 2000. Bayside has been, and is, an active player in the development and promotion of downtown Holland, as well as an active participant in the economic development process in West Michigan.