Kyle Irwin

Having joined GGRWHC’s board in 1991 to help with the young group’s first Legacy effort, a 1990s community-wide women’s history extravaganza, Kyle Irwin is now the board’s longest serving member. The current president of the Grand Rapids Zoo board and former president of Opera Grand Rapids, Kyle has over the years helped numerous local organizations, especially in the fields of children, housing, women’s issues, the arts, and education. She has also served in leadership roles for Dwelling Place Inc., the Children’s Assessment Center, Bishop Whittemore Foundation, the YWCA, Planned Parenthood, and the Grand Valley State University Foundation board. She attributes her curiosity about the world to training as a librarian and work as a bookstore manager.