Profiles of individuals who are leading West Michigan organizations.
Dean of MSU College of Human Medicine preaches treating everybody, especially his patients, with respect.
As a child, Norman J. Beauchamp Jr. always came to the dinner table prepared to answer three questions posed by his mother: How was your day? What was your highlight? And did you achieve your goals? Read More
Mel Trotter CEO Dennis Van Kampen opts for career in human services after destined for law enforcement career.
Dennis Van Kampen remembers journeying with a friend to Juarez, Mexico, in 1988 for what would prove to be far from the typical touristy experience. Read More
Following 9/11, Jeff Karger opts to spend less time traveling and begins not-so-obvious path toward real estate job.
Jeff Karger had several days of contemplation in San Francisco following 9/11, and it changed the course of his career. Read More
Perrin Rynders credits a series of fortunate events for becoming a trial lawyer with Varnum.
Perrin Rynders has filed more than 170 lawsuits against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan since 2011 over hidden fees, winning a $6.1 million judgment for client Hi-Lex Controls Inc., which was the first lawsuit filed, and settling all of the other cases. Read More
Peter Hugo Baldwin credits family trips, mentors for desire to become architect.
Peter Hugo Baldwin credits his choice of becoming an architect to an interconnected assortment of incidents that happened earlier in his life. Read More
Spectrum Health senior communications specialist Rick Jensen enjoys being active in public relations community.
Rick Jensen has the opportunity to share some of the most amazing stories in pediatric medicine with the West Michigan community and beyond. Read More
Kurt Trevan leaves full-time banking job to help Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians expand economy outside of gaming.
Around 5 a.m. every Monday morning for six months, Kurt Trevan hit the road and made the three-hour drive from Grand Rapids to Chicago. Read More