Director of Marketing & Communications
Michael Lomonaco joined OST in 2011. He served as the Marketing Manager for three years before being promoted to Director of Marketing and Communications in 2014. On any given day you can find him connecting the OST story, volunteering in the community and enjoying all that life has to offer with his wife, Jaimie and their two children, Michael & Luciana.
Michael honed his marketing and communications skills while attending Michigan State University. His career has included positions in local, state and federal political and policy work, corporate and nonprofit consulting, and customer relations, public relations, and marketing in the manufacturing sector. These days, Michael leads the Marketing and Communications team at OST. In this role he is responsible for leading OST’s brand strategy, marketing programs, market insights, and public relations. He has a passion for creating wild outcomes and experiences through his abilities to connect and strategize across the organization, and with customers and partners.
Michael also has a deep connection to service and can be found working with any number of the boards of directors he serves – Make-A-Wish Michigan, John Ball Zoo, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, Grand Rapids West Side CID Board, and the Van Andel Institute J-Board. In addition, he advises and volunteers for a handful of community-based groups as well as local, state and federal advocacy efforts. In 2013, 2015, and 2016 Michael was selected as one of Grand Rapids’ “Top 40 Under Forty” business and community leaders.