Sungjin Yoo learned early on in life that the devil is in the details — a fact that makes him passionate today about creating legal contracts that minimize risks and errors.
Elizabeth Rolinski is writing the next chapter of her professional career after retiring as a global executive from the world’s largest battery manufacturer.
The one-man powerhouse of Housing Next, Ryan Kilpatrick, is working to reduce barriers to the creation of housing at all price points, utilizing his experience in building bridges between nonprofits, developers and state and local authorities.
Camila Noordeloos is a firm believer not only in the power of entrepreneurship to make the world better, but in the importance of fresh perspectives to make businesses stronger.
Douglas Small’s job is to sell Grand Rapids to the rest of the world.
Marcel Price is passing the crown of poet laureate for Grand Rapids in 2021, but the artist known as Fable is leaving behind a legacy steeped in storytelling as a source of self-discovery and self-care.
Building relationships with the Latino community in Grand Rapids that she didn’t have growing up changed the direction of Erika VanDyke’s life and led her to her current job in community philanthropy.
The game of golf has been a generational sport in Jimmy Wisinski’s family. His father and grandfather were golf professionals and Wisinski has followed in their footsteps.
Learning never stops for Chaoying Zhang, who is at the forefront of new technological innovations at Rockford Construction. Because she considers herself very scientifically minded, she embraces the challenge of being the company’s first mechanical engineering plumbing coordinator.
As director of the Guiding Light Recovery Program, Brian Elve has witnessed many transformations over the past half-dozen years that mirror his own story.
Tory Richardson is leading Gerald R. Ford International Airport during an unprecedented time.
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.