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Profiles of individuals who are leading West Michigan organizations.
For Catherine Garcia-Lindstrom, becoming a police officer in the 1970s meant overcoming a series of obstacles.
Catherine Garcia-Lindstrom stands as a much-needed example of how law enforcement can be an accepting and viable career path for women and members of minority communities. Read More
The founder of the five-year-old Exodus Place strives to help residents find their purpose in life.
Robb Munger was nearly killed when a mortar shell knocked him off of his feet in Honduras, but he was rattled even more when the final payment of a property tax bill came knocking on his door. Read More
A successful career has always been important to Meredith Bronk — but not necessarily in technology.
Even from an early age, Meredith Bronk told herself that no matter what profession she chose, she would become a success. Read More
Following what he’s good at leads Steve Assarian to the job of business librarian at GRPL.
Steve Assarian does two things every morning. Read More
Susan Cotts, the first female partner at C/D/H, is among relatively few women in leadership in the IT industry.
Susan Cotts likes to stay absorbed in the task at hand without worrying about what the rest of the herd is doing. Read More
Christine Helms-Maletic will draw on neighborhood and nonprofit experience as WMEAC’s new board president.
Christine Helms-Maletic likes to spend her Saturdays enjoying the Midtown neighborhood she and her husband, Tim Maletic, and their two teenage daughters, Malory and Lauren, call home. Read More
Dixie Anderson has hosted dignitaries, bestselling authors and presidents from around the world.
Dixie Anderson strolled past the security detail assigned to protect then-Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and his wife for a meet-and-greet and afternoon tea at the Amway Grand Plaza. Read More
The founder of three startups, Paul Doyle credits the discipline of the Marine Corps for making him a successful entrepreneur.
There are probably few in the Grand Rapids entrepreneurial community who don’t know Paul Doyle’s name. Those who don’t should take note of it. Read More
Grand Rapids Griffins head coach Jeff Blashill measures success as far more than winning championships.
Five winning seasons and two championships isn’t a bad way to start a head coaching career. Read More
Former Police Chief Jim Carmody is now director of the Wyoming Department of Public Safety.
Police work was much more a seat-of-the-pants process when Jim Carmody got into it in 1975 at age 23. Read More