CHANGE-UPS

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Change-Ups: Southway named Hope Network’s senior director of business operations

Hope Network named Shannon Southway its senior director of business operations.

Change-Ups: Union Bank hires Kowalewski as VP

Robert Kowalewski joined Union Bank as vice president, director of business development. Kowalewski will focus on strategic initiatives that will help support and build...

Change-Ups: Torskiy joins Progressive AE with health care focus

Architecture and engineering firm Progressive AE hired internationally distinguished architect Vlad Torskiy to lead its health care practice. Torskiy holds master’s degrees in architecture, health care administration, urban design and fine arts from institutions in Ukraine, Israel and the U.S.

Change-Ups: Garza-Malone promoted to membership director

The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce promoted Yadira Garza-Malone to director of membership. She previously served as a membership engagement manager since April 2018.

Change-Ups: Greenleaf Trust builds dedicated facility

Greenleaf Trust’s newest facility is dedicated to its in-house research team. The 6,200-square-foot building, 277 S. Rose St. in Kalamazoo, is adjacent to its headquarters at 211 S. Rose St. It features an all-glass trading room, private office and meeting space, and an open seating area to accommodate gatherings and events.

Change-Ups: Griffin promoted to Kentwood’s PWD director

The city of Kentwood promoted Chad Griffin to director of the Public Works Department. Griffin succeeds John Gorney, who in May accepted a position with the city of Grand Rapids as its public works director.

Change-Ups: Hansen named BTI Client Service All-Star

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP partner Shane B. Hansen was selected as a 2021 BTI Client Service All-Star for mergers and acquisitions. Hansen was chosen based on in-depth and independent interviews with corporate counsel conducted by BTI Consulting Group.

Change-Ups: Memorial Garden earns landscape award

The Memorial Garden at Michigan Veteran Homes in Grand Rapids received a 2021 Community Landscape Beautification Award from the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association.

Change-Ups: New Holland Brewing awarded Masters Medal

New Holland Brewing, a top-50 craft brewery, recently received a Masters Medal from The Spirits Business in the American Whisky Masters Competition for its Beer Barrel Bourbon, which is aged in new American oak barrels before finishing in the brewery’s Dragon’s Milk barrels.

Change-Ups: Johnston earns Elite Award

Andy Johnston, vice president of government affairs for the Grand Rapids Chamber, has been designated a Certified Chamber Executive by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

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