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Profiles of individuals who are leading West Michigan organizations.
Layoff freed Bruce Burgess to solve a noisy problem.
Following more than a decade in construction and as the vice president of a construction firm, Bruce Burgess walked into work one day in 2011 and saw his computer missing and his boss there to hand him a box. Read More
GVSU prof puts patients with disabilities in the saddle.
Beth Macauley is one of only four speech-language pathologists in the country certified in hippotherapy, an emerging technique that puts patients on horseback to improve speech, motor and cognitive functions. Read More
Years of on-the-job training chart a course for Veneklasen to follow in his father’s wake
If not for a $100 check from his grandmother, Chris Veneklasen could still be on Nantucket Island teaching windsurfing. Read More
Mary Free Bed’s ‘dominant force’ in market is enough to capture attention of globetrotting rehab doctor
Dr. Andrew Haig’s passion for rehabilitation has taken him around the globe, where he helps build physical rehab programs in impoverished countries and mentors young doctors. Read More
Learning curve steep but commitment strong as cancer accelerates transition from father to daughter
There was a time Sue Cunningham-Milito didn’t want to follow in her father’s footsteps. Read More
A lifetime of learning puts Samaritas CEO in a position to handle any situation that arises.
As a child, Sam Beals witnessed enough trauma for a lifetime. Read More
ABC’s director of workforce development knows firsthand that college is not the only predictor to success.
Growing up with a professor for a father, Jen Schottke used to feel ashamed she didn’t finish her college degree. Read More
DeVos Learning Center’s director of programming matches President Ford’s qualities with museum’s new curriculum.
Clare Shubert never expected her career as an educator would involve so much time in a hard hat, but since December, that’s been a regular feature of her wardrobe. Read More