Rich Houtteman

Rich is currently in his fourth year as the Community Affairs Manager for Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest energy provider. He proudly serves the Lakeshore Region, ensuring his customers and communities receive the hometown service Consumers Energy aims to provide.

He has worked in a number of settings in municipal and economic development, with the City of Kentwood as his most recent prior to the utility.

Rich serves on a variety of boards including the United Way of the Lakeshore, Muskegon Area First Board, West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission, and White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.

Rich attended GVSU obtaining Public Administration Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. He graduated from Whitehall High School. He enjoys living in White Lake with his wife Gina, children Rachel and Jack along with their dog Murphy.