Board Member Profiles
Howard Newkirk, Board President
As a heavily involved boater ranging throughout the Great Lakes, Howard has a unique
understanding of marinas, boats and the value of inland lakes, rivers and the Great Lakes. His unwavering commitment to the health of our waters lead him to become a board member of Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. Howard retired from Compuware Corporation where he held many positions including President, Chief
Scientist, head of client server computing, consultant and software author. He also serves on the board of Michigan Community Dental Clinics (MCDC)
and was co-founder of Boyne Thunder.