The Board of Directors of the Kent County Parks Foundation are community
leaders who volunteer their professional expertise and time to oversee the
Foundation’s many programs, funds and initiatives..
Robert C. Boylen, currently serves as President and Chairperson of Kent County Parks Foundation.
He is a partner and investment advisor with Norris Perne & French
LLP in Grand Rapids.
Lori Baker, Foundation Vice Chairperson, is a Tax Partner
at Baker Holtz and devotes the majority of her time to tax planning and
holds board positions with several local non-profit groups.
David Kinsman, Foundation Treasurer, is employed at Chase Bank
and sits on the board for Kid’s Food Basket organization in Grand
Rapids with the sole purpose of attacking childhood hunger.
Foundation Secretary, is an attorney at Clark Hill PLC and is actively
involved in the community.
Robert C. Boylen is a partner in the investment management firm of Norris,
Perné & French, LLP which he joined in 1993. His principal responsibilities
are portfolio management and new business development. A Grand Rapids native,
Mr. Boylen graduated from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining Norris,
Perné & French he worked for Dean Witter Reynolds, initially in
investment banking in Detroit, and later as an Associate Vice President responsible
for institutional fixed income, equity products, and portfolio management.
In addition to his duties as Chairperson of the Kent County Parks Foundation,
Mr. Boylen is a member of the Board of Directors of the Economic Club of Grand
Rapids. He and his wife, Patty, are the parents of three children: Madeline,
Daniel and Christopher.