Jody Vanderwel

Jody Vanderwel

Semi-Finalist Judge

jody-vanderwelSince 2005, Jody Vanderwel has been President of Grand Angels. Jody oversees Grand Angels’ deal sourcing, investing, and portfolio management, and represents the group at networking and educational events across Michigan.

Jody worked several years in private law practice before joining Herman Miller as Corporate Counsel and then Vice President for Corporate Giving. Jody is currently a member of the Michigan Venture Capital Association Board, the Plymouth Venture Partners Fund III Advisory Board, the Michigan Accelerator Fund I Advisory Board, the Baker Publishing Group Board, the Fuller Theological Seminary Board, and the Max De Pree Center for Leadership Advisory Board. She also chairs the Board of Priority Health, a Michigan insurance company.

In February Governor Snyder appointed her to a four year term on the Michigan Strategic Fund. Jody holds a B.A. degree from the University of Colorado and a J.D. degree from Washington University in St. Louis.