With accomplished careers and deep experience, we are pleased to introduce the leadership at PAR.
Meet The President & Vice President
The dynamic duo has joined forces to champion the call of the valued clients here at PAR. We're pleased to introduce them to you now.
Julie W. Metsker, President of Professional Association Resources founded the organization in 1986 as a means of earning extra income while raising three children. Armed with a self-taught knowledge of computer systems and database management and design at a time when many businesses were just beginning to adopt that technology, she began taking on a number of clients for basic administrative services. Her first non-profit client, The Ad Club of West Michigan, saw that her database and computer knowledge would help them as their organization was going through some growing pains. The non-profit world has changed dramatically since 1990, with volunteers having less time and support at their place of employment. For this reason, PAR’s niche has become a service that many non-profits are finding to be a valuable resource.
Julie is a 2007 graduate of Leadership West Michigan, a member of the Board of Directors of Senior Neighbors Inc.and Past President of East Grand Rapids Youth Development.
Vice President & CFO
Peter L. Metsker, Vice President and CFO, joined PAR in 2006 after a successful career in both distribution and manufacturing. Peter spent over 25 years in the construction machinery industry holding increasing positions of responsibility ultimately Executive Vice President and Treasurer of a Michigan based machinery distributor. He then moved to the manufacturing industry as Controller for a manufacturing supplier of automotive related materials prior to joining PAR. His years of hands on practical experience in operations, finance, HR and IT have allowed PAR to broaden its services.
Cooking is a passion and in addition to taking culinary classes, Peter has traveled internationally with groups from the Culinary Institute located in Grand Rapids. Additional interests include sailing, computers and photography.