Warren Call took over the role as CEO of TraverseCONNECT in March 2019. Formerly a Vice President and Private Bank Regional Manager for Huntington Bank and Chair of the Grand Traverse County Economic Development Corp., Call noted, “I am extremely excited to take on this important role at such a critical time for our region. I look forward to building on the existing success of TraverseCONNECT to form a comprehensive regional economic development organization.”
Call has worked in various capacities and senior leadership roles at Huntington since joining the bank in 2009. Before that he worked as a client advisor for Merrill Lynch in Traverse City, and as a sales manager for Crystal Mountain Resort. He holds a MBA degree in International Finance from St. John’s University in Rome, Italy, and earned his undergraduate degree at Michigan State University.
Call is involved in several nonprofit and policy organizations that work on business expansion and economic development in Northern Michigan. Beyond his service on the Grand Traverse County EDC, he’s also a founding chair of the 20Fathoms Technology Hub and Incubator in Downtown Traverse City, a co-founder of the Front Street Irregulars group and served as founding board member of the TCNewTech meet-up held monthly at the City Opera House.
Call also serves as the Chair of the Goodwill Northern Michigan board, and on the Rotary Charities Board of Directors, with past service to the Michigan Legacy Art Park, the National Cherry Festival and the American Red Cross of Northwest Michigan. He’s been recognized by the Traverse City Business News’ annual “40 Under 40” list of top local professionals for the past six years. At the Chamber, Call is a past chair of the Young Professionals organization (now FUSE) and a graduate of the Leadership Grand Traverse program. He and his wife, Marina, live in Traverse City’s Central neighborhood with children Sofia and Winston.