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Profiles of individuals who are leading West Michigan organizations.
Keli Christopher’s ‘recreational’ Mind Boggle programming focuses on fun, hands-on science for kids.
Keli Christopher is sparking students’ interest in science and math through recreational STEM programming to better prepare them for college and beyond. Read More
Jorge Gonzalez builds on banking experience as the new executive director of West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
At one point in his career, Jorge Gonzalez was either a member of or leading at least 15 community organizations in West Michigan — all at once. Read More
A salesman since his college days, Tom Bennett loves working head-to-head against cities trying to book a convention.
Over the years, Tom Bennett has watched Grand Rapids develop from afar. Read More
Michael Young, 20-year city manager of Rockford, also heads the Michigan Local Government Management Association.
Michael Young must have been cut out for city management. Read More
Marywood Health Center’s Lisa McMichael sees many changes ahead in the realm of rehabilitation therapy.
Lisa McMichael has seen a lot of changes in the field of occupational therapy since she started her career two decades ago, and she expects to see more thanks to the baby boomer generation. Read More
Tom Welch, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank Western Michigan, believes growth is a mindset.
It’s not often that entrepreneurial chances arrive in corporate America, but Tom Welch saw an opportunity in 2002. Read More
Bob Bernhardt, who also has roles with the Louisville and Chattanooga symphonies, was drawn to GR by its vibrant atmosphere.
Grand Rapids Symphony goers will recognize the organization’s new principal pops conductor when the 2015-2016 season begins later this year. Read More