James A. TenBrink

Mr. TenBrink graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in May 2018. He is currently continuing his education by pursuing a Master of Jurisprudence in Business Law & Compliance at Loyola University Chicago.

Prior to his current position as the Director of Operations for Waséyabek Development Company, LLC, Mr. TenBrink served on the WDC Board of Directors from 2014-2015. He also currently serves on the Whitehall School District Board of Education.

Mr. TenBrink opened his first business in 2005 as a chemical distributor, serving most of Michigan. As President of the company, he successfully grew the distribution business into four other ancillary businesses. After downsizing the operation in 2012, his focus became the manufacturing operation and mentoring young entrepreneurs in West Michigan. With first-hand expertise gained managing a multi-million dollar corporation, Mr. TenBrink has experience with mergers, acquisitions, and start-ups. He also brings a proven track record in business planning, cash flow management, product development, and resource allocation.

Mr. TenBrink is a Tribal member of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHPB) and father to three Tribal Members. He has been happily married since 2000 and enjoys coaching soccer, fishing, and spending time on the water with his family.

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