Items Tagged with '50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan'


Manzano is a national role model for Latinas

February 19, 2016
Sonia Manzano’s usual audience is children, but she’s got a powerful message for the adults attending the Business Journal’s 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan event. Read More

Jean Nagelkerk elevates health care

October 21, 2013
Improving the outlook of the public’s well-being starts with successfully educating the area’s college students. Credit for achieving this vital task is partly due to Dr. Jean Nagelkerk, vice provost for health at Grand Valley State University. Read More

Janet Mason leads airwaves

October 7, 2013
Janet Mason has immersed herself in shepherding seismic industry changes at WZZM TV 13 since 1997. Read More

Jane Gietzen finds perspective outside of IT

September 9, 2013
Jane Gietzen has the responsibility of keeping the Spectrum Health staff informed. Read More

Helen Zeerip drives growth at Teddy's Transport

July 29, 2013
The sluggish economy required Teddy’s Transport to generate new growth, which is why the company implemented a less-than-truckload shipping service between the Greater Chicago Area and West Michigan in 2009. Read More

Gayle DeBruyn colors design community green

July 15, 2013
Think of Gayle DeBruyn the next time you run into an up-and-coming furniture designer or artist. Read More

Doreen Bolhuis schedules playtime at Gymco

July 1, 2013
Doreen Bolhuis is determined to do battle with a child-rearing statistic she finds unacceptable: Forty-five percent of all parents feel they don’t have time to play with their children. On the positive side, 73 percent of children think it’s more fun to play with their parents than watch TV. Read More

Diana Sieger develops growth at Grand Rapids Community Foundation

June 17, 2013
The many reasons for the quality of life that Grand Rapids’ residents enjoy can be attributed, in part, to Diana Sieger and the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Read More

Denise Kolesar creates crowds at Kohler Expos

June 3, 2013
Denise Kolesar keeps two words close at hand: professional excellence. Read More

Carroll Velie makes mark on Varnum culture

April 22, 2013
Carroll Velie is a seasoned human resources professional with a generalist background encompassing employee relations, benefits, compensation and training. She has worked for the law firm Varnum the last 24 years, which has enabled her to make an important imprint on its corporate culture. Read More