GRAND RAPIDS, MI—September 5, 2023—MVP Sports Club announced the retirement of its president, Karl Droppers, today following 27 years of service with the sports and health management company. Effective September 1, Chuck Osterink, who formerly held the title of Chief Operating Officer, was promoted to President.
Droppers began his career with MVP Sports Clubs in 1996, serving as the Director of RDV Sportsplex in Orlando, FL. He soon transitioned into the role of Vice President of RDV Sportsplex and later advanced to become President of MVP Sports Clubs in 2004.
“It has been a pleasure to work for MVP Sports Clubs and the DeVos family for all these years,” said Droppers. “I’m excited for the leadership team to continue serving our communities and supporting our team members.”
“Thanks in many ways to Karl’s leadership over the past 27 years, MVP Sports Clubs has stayed at the forefront of its industry in providing members with unmatched options and value,” said Dan DeVos. “Karl has been extremely dedicated to the business, our team members, and to making an impact in the West Michigan and Central Florida communities. It’s been a pleasure working with him and we wish him an enjoyable retirement. We are equally excited to see MVP continue to thrive under the new leadership of Chuck Osterink, a long-standing executive within our organization.”
Osterink began his career with MVP Sports Clubs in 1999, serving first as the Director of Operations for the RDV Ice Den located at the RDV Sportsplex in Orlando. Osterink soon transitioned into the role of Vice President of Human Resources and later advanced to become the Chief Operating Officer in 2021.
“I want to thank Karl for his leadership over these last 27 years,” stated Osterink. “I am honored to step into this role and to work with our exceptional team members to continue to provide world-class facilities and offer exceptional member experiences that build on our vision of creating healthy communities that change lives.”
MVP Sports Clubs operates five membership-based athletic clubs across West Michigan, serving over 25,000 members and employing just under 700 team members. Currently, significant facility enhancements are being completed at all five locations, bringing new fitness spaces to its members. With ever-changing trends in athletic club offerings, Osterink is looking forward to innovating MVP Sports Clubs to continue to deliver the best member experience.
“MVP Sports Clubs is dedicated to creating environments where our members can find community and thrive in achieving their health goals,” said Osterink. “I am confident that we can continue to be West Michigan’s leader in fitness and wellness.”
Droppers will stay on as an advisor through the end of 2023 to aid in the transition process.