Ed Ketterer — Chairman
Ed Ketterer and his wife, Linda, live at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula, on Grand Traverse Bay. Ed holds BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and a JD degree from George Washington University. He practiced intellectual property law for over 30 years, heading the IP departments at Whirlpool Corporation and then Steelcase Inc. While living in southwestern Michigan, Ed headed an environmental organization in Berrien County that was responsible for preserving the sand dune/lake complex that is now the Grand Mere State Park, and served on the board of directors for the Sarett Nature Center. Ed and Linda have had a year-round home in Leelanau for 17 years, and became full-time residents in 2010. Ed is a member of the Stewardship Committee and is a Trail Steward for the Lighthouse West property. He currently serves on the executive committee of the Traverse City chapter of SCORE (small business counselors) and maintains an intellectual property consulting business serving clients across the country.