Police Chief Eric Payne said he wants to make Grand Rapids the safest midsized city with the most trusted police department in the country, but the department has to overcome the same obstacles as in any other city.
Shorouq Almallah takes entrepreneurship seriously in all its stages.
The backbone of Kimberly Clarke’s legal career was what she calls her advantageous rural upbringing on a 500-acre family farm in Conklin in Ottawa County.
Born and raised in Lansing, Rodger Price said West Michigan is geographically close by, but culturally it’s worlds apart. As a leadership coach and former engineer, he believes it is fertile ground to be a hotbed for leadership development.
Mike Otis started his company Double O — christened after his last name and his wife’s previous surname, O’Brien — as a way to provide opportunity for his eight children and stepchildren, and now the business has grown into a catalyst for community growth.
Music always has played an integral role in Elle Lively’s life, and she is using her experience to help others.
Juanita Bocanegra prides herself in having experienced both the defense and prosecutor’s sides of the courtroom.
Growing up, Sue Tellier entertained the notion of being elected President of the United States so she could right some wrongs.
Ken Fortier said being connected and knowing people is the true joy of his life, and he strives to apply it toward helping others.
As the first of six children, Beth Kelly is a natural leader.
Floriza Genautis knows when a recession comes around, employers have to be ready for it. Building a recruiting firm from the ground up only a couple years prior to the 2008 recession gave her a clear insight into dealing with employment issues in the COVID crisis.
Diane Maher drives a vehicle that turns heads.
Ellie Frey Zagel strives to apply her resources and connections toward building up the community and helping those with family wealth leave a strong legacy.
Through a series of twists and turns, Jeff Poole found his way to the world of private education, building Fusion Academy from a small private school in California to 60 schools across the county.
They call him “Kendall, the lawn man,” and with good reason.
Emma Garcia said she’s witnessed too many nonprofits sink into a hierarchical bog that ends up compromising their overall mission.“I became really disillusioned with...
Thirty-four years of service at the same bank have allowed Doris Drain to build a record of consistent, reliable leadership during times of prosperity...
From the Spanish American War to the Persian Gulf War, Edward Perdue’s family has a long history of serving their country. And although Perdue retired...
In the latest role of his diverse fundraising career, Todd Jacobs has come full circle. When he received a college scholarship from the Community...
Kelsey Perdue’s penchant for variety in her professional life has led her to a new role she says is tying together all of her...