Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
David Whitescarver serves as Van Andel Institute's Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. He manages the legal affairs of VAI, Van Andel Research Institute, and Van Andel Education Institute and serves as secretary to the boards of each organization. Whitescarver is a globally-experienced leader of legal programs and teams in major healthcare and IT organizations. Prior to joining VAI, he served as Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of New York Blood Center, Inc., where he also led the technology transfer office. He previously held senior legal leadership positions at Medtronic, Inc., including as general counsel of its Vascular Division where he was awarded Medtronic’s Outstanding Leadership Award, and at Gateway, Inc. in Asia and Europe. Whitescarver was a corporate associate at Rogers & Wells (now Clifford Chance) and served as a law clerk to Judge Howard M. Holtzmann at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague, The Netherlands.