Mark de Roo’s professional background includes more than 20 years in human resources positions in manufacturing and service industries, including positions with Herman Miller, Trans-Matic Manufacturing, Manpower, and Resthaven Care Community.
Mark earned a Master’s degree in Counseling from Western Michigan University, a Bachelor’s degree from Hope College, and additional study in “Emotional Intelligence” at the Weatherhead School for Management (Case Western Reserve University). He holds the designation of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and is a graduate of Corporate Coach University. He is an adjunct professor in the Center for Leadership at Hope College.
Mark is the former Chairperson of the Holland Area Chamber of Commerce, past-president of the Holland A.M. Rotary Club, and a former City Council Representative for the City of Holland. He is the author of Having a Job Like Recess (A Parent’s Manual for Guiding and Gracing Your Child’s Career Path). Mark is widowed and has three adult children (Ingrid, Taylor, & Hillary) plus ten grandchildren. His outside passion is mountain climbing; having been to the summit of the highest points in 49 of the 50 states as well as Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa in 2019.