J.C. Huizenga is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.
J.C. Huizenga is founder and chairman of National Heritage Academies, which he started in 1995. NHA operates more than 70 charter public schools and enrolls 45,000 students in nine states. He also owns several manufacturing enterprises that employ more than 6,000 people. Huizenga also founded PrepNet, a group of three college preparatory charter public high schools in Michigan that educates more than 800 students. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hope College and an MBA from Michigan State University.