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Change Ups: Promotion punctuates SharePoint demand

February 28, 2014
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Technology consulting company C/D/H has promoted Amy Moore from consultant to director of client services: applications, as the firm realigns itself to meet the growing need for SharePoint services in Michigan. Moore joined the firm in 2011 when C/D/H purchased Plante & Moran’s web development and SharePoint team. Moore becomes the company’s second woman in a leadership position. Sue Cotts became the firm’s first female partner in January. C/D/H has offices in downtown Grand Rapids and in Detroit.

ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING

Driesenga & Associates Inc. announced the additions of Gary Knapp, who rejoins the firm’s Holland office as survey CAD technician; Chris Krommendyk, administrative accounting assistant in the Holland office; and Timothy Drummond, survey assistant in the Kalamazoo office.

Visbeen Architects Inc. is the recipient of the National Association of Home’s Best in American Living platinum award for Best Detached Home, 3,001-4,000-square-foot Home Built for Sale; a gold for Detached Home, 3,001-4,000-square-foot Home Built for Sale; a silver for Best One-of-a-Kind Custom or Spec Home, 4,001-6,500-square-foot ; a gold for On the Boards, Single Family; a silver for the Best One-of-a-Kind Custom or Spec Home, 4,000 square feet; and Best Design in the South Atlantic Region.

ARTS

Triumph Music Academy is an official Better Business BureauAccredited school. For the last three years, Triumph has progressed toward its goal of being the highest-rated music school in Grand Rapids and the only one that specializes in mentorship for adult musicians.

ASSOCIATIONS

Inforum announced the appointment of Catherine Rogg, vice president, corporate engagement. Rogg will be the relationship lead for corporate investors and companies, serving as one of the most visible brand ambassadors for the organization in West Michigan and Michigan.

AWARDS

Crew trainer Caleb Dibble has been named a McDonald’s 2013 Crew Person of the Year Award recipient. The award spotlights contributions crew members make to delivering exceptional customer satisfaction.

CITGO Petroleum Corp. has named Wyoming’s Patient Alliance for Neuro-Endocrine-Immune Disorders Organization for Research and Advocacy (PANDORA) one of this year's Fueling Good project winners, presenting the nonprofit with $5,000 in CITGO gift cards.

BANKING

Todd Gray has joined Lake Michigan Financial Corp. as senior vice president of retail lending. Gray is responsible for managing the company’s consumer loan program and overseeing the mortgage lending groups at The Bank of Holland and The Bank of Northern Michigan.

BUSINESS SERVICES

Custer announced the addition of Kylee Haywood to its corporate sales team as corporate sales account manager.

CONSTRUCTION

Andy J. Egan Co. has promoted Rick Atkins to the newly created position of director of sales and business development. Atkins will oversee sales and marketing, along with its two sister companies: Walker Custom Sheet Metal and Egan Food Technologies.

EDUCATION

William Crawley has been selected interim executive director of Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy.

HEALTH

Kent County Health Department announced Teresa Branson has been named its deputy administrative health officer.

Northern Physical Therapy announced the additions of occupational therapists Anna Schoenborn and April Alt. Schoenborn will assist patients at the Northern Wayland and Cedar Springs locations, and Alt will be based in the Coopersville location.

HUMAN SERVICES

Porter Hills Retirement Communities and Services announced the additions of Christine Langlois and Mimi Hanrahan-Semeyn as hospital liaisons to coordinate services for its residents and build relationships with hospital referral sources.

INSURANCE

Aon Risk Solutions, Aon Risk Services Central Inc. announced the addition of Sarah Oomen, account executive.

LANDSCAPING

O’Boyle, Cowell, Blalock & Associates Inc. announced 2014 marks its 50th year as a landscape architecture firm. The company has offices in downtown Grand Rapids and in Kalamazoo.

LEGAL

Clark Hill attorney William B. Dunn has been appointed chair of the Committee on Professional Responsibility for the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC announced the election of its 2014 executive committee officers: president, Michael Sanders; vice president for Lansing, James Jensen; vice president for Southeast Michigan, Bruce Vande Vusse; vice president for West Michigan, Michael Homier; treasurer, Benjamin Price; and secretary, Brent Titus.

Hilger Hammond PC announced attorney Stephen Hilger has been selected a Michigan Leader in the Law.

Plunkett Cooney senior trial attorney Timothy F. Sheridan was named managing partner of the firm’s Grand Rapids office. Sheridan is charged with overseeing all legal services at this location and day-to-day management of office-related issues.

Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge announced the addition of attorneys Christopher M. Spain and Brian M. Pearson. Spain practices in matters involving medical malpractice. Pearson is a shareholder practicing in the areas of business, real estate and construction law.

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has been chosen to receive the 2014 Corporate International Global Award for Family Law Firm of the Year in Michigan. It was recognized for excellence in service type, service range, business type, geographical location, how the business operates and the expertise offered.

MANUFACTURING

G&T Industries announced the addition of Drew Schramm, executive vice president of global sourcing. Schramm will lead the company’s global sourcing team and the world resource partners business unit.

NONPROFITS

Partners for a Racism-Free Community announced the organizations that have completed its Assessment & Credentialing Program of Institutional Challenge to Achieve Racial Equality, attaining Full Partner status: Brann’s Steakhouse & Sports Grille; Bethany Christian Services; Grand Rapids Initiative For Leaders; The Source; Tall Turf Ministries; Family Futures; YWCA West Central Michigan; St. Mark’s Episcopal Church; and Grand Valley State University.

REAL ESTATE

Don Miesen has joined Miedema Asset Management Group as the general manager of its Miedema Appraisals division.

TECHNOLOGY

Optio Data announced it has achieved VMware Partner Network’s highest authorization level, Premier Partner, which ensures a consistent end-user experience by providing a standardized framework for partners to pursue areas of specialization, and extensive pre-sales and technical certification paths.

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