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Profiles of individuals who are leading West Michigan organizations.
The new Senior Helpers GM can draw from experience in interior design, media sales, radio — and chocolate fountains.
Shannon Barcheski has a career that proves true the statement that it’s not always what you know. Sometimes it’s who you know. Read More
Johnson Center’s executive director has global aspirations, but a community focus.
While at Lansing Community College in the 1980s, Kyle Caldwell spent a week riding with midnight ambulance shifts. Read More
The managing partner of Dykema’s GR office has a hand in everything from education to mentoring to hospice.
If you ask Jim Brady about his community involvement, be ready for a long list. Read More
The co-leader of Trillium Institute is changing the conversation about how to live well, die well and grieve well.
Dr. John Mulder, medical director of Trillium Institute, believes he has had a successful day when his work in the field of palliative medicine has helped patients and their families understand there can be purpose, hope and enjoyment in life when confronted with a serious illness or death. Read More
After suffering a grand mal seizure, Ryan Leestma made the decision to continue competing in triathlons.
As Ryan Leestma drifted back into consciousness, he had no idea how lucky he was to still be alive. Read More
Michelle Young credits her military experience with giving her the confidence to move up through the ranks of the Sheriff’s Department.
In Michelle Young’s nearly 26 years with the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, she’s been a crucial key to many of the technological advancements the county has seen during her tenure. Read More
Blackford Capital CFO builds relationships to help women in the finance community.
Blackford Capital Chief Financial Officer Kimberly Beute is the first chair of the recently launched Women in Finance committee, a subset of the Association for Corporate Growth West Michigan. Read More
The leader of Lakeshore Advantage finds the position suits her thirst for knowledge and professional growth.
The president of Lakeshore Advantage brings a wealth of experience as an economic developer to supporting businesses in the region. Read More
Actor Bart Sumner founded a nonprofit to help others who have suffered the loss of a loved one.
This month marks six years since Bart Sumner’s son died in his arms. Read More
Grand Rapids Art Museum director finds something ‘unique and different’ about the city and its commitment to creativity.
Rubber chickens apparently are enough to lure an accomplished arts professional to Grand Rapids. Read More