Sholom Blake, CPA
Sholom, of Grand Rapids, brings a deep understanding of the Grand Rapids area’s economic development ecosystem. His expertise in financial operations and health care will help inform Foundation approaches to community wealth-building. Blake is a principal and partner with the accounting firm of Blake & Lind CPAs, PLLC, in Grand Rapids. He previously served as finance director at Grand Rapids Clinic and chief financial officer of North Itasca Health Care Center in Bigfork, Minn. He has served on the Grand Rapids Economic Development Authority for more than 15 years, as well as on two committees to identify and address long-range space needs for ISD 318 that resulted in plans for two new elementary schools. In addition, he was active for more than a decade in youth sports, serving on boards and coaching youth hockey. Blake is a graduate of Grand Rapids Senior High School, attended Itasca Community College and earned a Bachelor of Science in business from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.