Meg Goebel serves community
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In 1994, Meg Goebel decided to purchase her father’s insurance agency and has never looked back.
As president of the Paul Goebel Group in Grand Rapids, she has developed a dedicated team of insurance professionals who have contributed significantly to the company’s strong growth.
The firm provides approximately 50,000 lawyers, CPAs, engineers and key business professionals throughout Michigan with comprehensive insurance services and was a finalist for the 2013 Top Women Owned Business award in the $1.5 million to $3.99 million revenue category.
Goebel is the former president of the American Institute of Professional Association Group Insurance Administrators and the Mid-American Association of Group Administrators, and she assists Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan as a current member of its Business Advisory Board.
In the community
Noted for her energetic enthusiasm in the insurance industry and community at large, Goebel is clearly proud of the small business, founded in 1932, that has allowed her to contribute both time and treasure back to the West Michigan community.
Goebel is the former board chair of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, which she still serves as a board member. Her list of industry and community leadership has included work with Broadway Grand Rapids, Davenport University Foundation, Planned Parenthood Centers of West and Northern Michigan, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Economic Club of Grand Rapids and YWCA Center for Women.