Change-Ups: Nucci hired as Erhardt project manager

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Andrea Nucci. Courtesy Erhardt Construction

Andrea Nucci joined Ada-based general contractor Erhardt Construction as a project manager. She previously worked 14 years as a project manager for MP Johnson Construction in Minneapolis. Some of Nucci’s previous project experience includes Taft Law and multiple luxury hotels such as the Hilton, Hyatt, Radisson Blu and Loews Hotel in Minneapolis. Originally from metro Detroit, Nucci said she returned to Michigan to be closer to her family. She currently is working on construction projects for Hope College and Grand Valley State University.

ACCOUNTING

Rehmann announced plans to join HLB International, a global network of independent accounting and advisory firms. Formed in 1969, HLB firms currently operate across more than 150 countries, comprising more than 32,000 industry professionals.

ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING

Driesenga & Associates Inc. hired Harrison Collins as a survey assistant in the firm’s Grand Rapids survey department.

Progressive AE named senior mechanical engineer Maureen Kozel a principal of the firm. She will act as an ambassador of the firm and serve clients by providing strategy, planning and project management.

Chad Fisk. Courtesy Mathison | Mathison Architects

Senior architect Chad Fisk joined Mathison I Mathison Architects after relocating to West Michigan from Chicago.

Kalamazoo-based TowerPinkster named Gregory Adamczyk to the position of director of health care. Adamczyk has worked for nearly a decade with health care systems throughout the region.

ARTS

The Board of Library Commissioners of the Grand Rapids Public Library elected Rachel S. Anderson as president and Deborah Bose as vice president/secretary.

Kent District Library is the recipient of the Top Innovator Award from the Urban Library Council’s Innovation Initiative for its new Project Management Office.

UBS Wealth Management USA financial adviser Michael Toth was elected to a three-year term on the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park board of directors. He is eligible to serve for a total of two consecutive three-year terms.

AWARDS

Daryl Van Tongeren of the Hope College psychology faculty is the recipient of the Early Career Contributions Award from the International Society for the Science of Existential Psychology.

BANKING

Highpoint Community Bank promoted Ashley Van Alstine to vice president, retail banking, branch administration.

Independent Bank Corp. hired Kris Kreter as first vice president, controller and Kim Martin as senior vice president, director of internal audit.

St. Joseph-based United Federal Credit Union promoted Jodie Kitchell to the newly created position of district manager, leading 10 Michigan branches: Benton Harbor, Bridgman, Coloma, Holland North, Holland South, Niles South, Downtown St. Joseph, State Street in St. Joseph, Stevensville, and Royalton.

Sparta-based ChoiceOne Bank hired Sue Murphy, vice president and trust officer, Adam Schlusler, vice president and wealth adviser, and Rob Onesko, vice president and private banker, into the bank’s wealth management group.

Susan Majinska joined Holland-based Macatawa Bank as branch manager for it Gaines branch, 1575 68th St. Andrea Oade also joined the bank as client services manager for its wealth management practice, at its East Beltline office, 3177 Knapp St.

Union Bank announced the addition of Sarah Klingenberg as vice president, risk officer.

BUSINESS SERVICES

Haviland Enterprises Inc. announced Matt Osterhaven joined its senior leadership team as vice president of finance. Osterhaven assumes the role previously held by Meg Post, who was promoted to president in 2021.

CONSTRUCTION

The Christman Co. promoted Jacob Kulhanek to senior vice president and general manager of construction management and real estate development.

DESIGN

Easton, Maryland-based Decorating Den Interiors selected Katelynn Ostruszka to open a Decorating Den Interiors franchise that will serve the Grand Rapids area.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Right Place Inc. appointed the following officers to its board of directors: chair: Christina Freese Decker, Spectrum Health; vice chair: Bill Pink, Grand Rapids Community College; and treasurer: Steve Downing, Gentex Corp. Board of directors: Sara Armbruster, Steelcase Inc.; Matt Biersack, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s; Michael Davenport, Jireh Metal Products Inc.; James E. Dillard III, Perrigo Co.; Katie Ferris, BDO USA LLP; Joi Harris, DTE Energy; Nick Hrnyak, Lacks Enterprises Inc.; Joshua Hulst, Michigan Software Labs; Charles W. Lott, Wells Fargo & Co.; Milind Pant, Amway Corp.; Al Vanderberg, Kent County; and Mark J. Wassink, Warner Norcross + Judd, LLP.

EDUCATION

Grand Rapids Public Schools announced Sherwood Park Global Studies Academy officially has been designated as an International Baccalaureate World School for the Primary Years Programme, making it one of only two in Kent County (Coit Creative Arts Academy the other) and 26th overall in the state to achieve this level.

Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes announced the addition of board members Kevin Muntter, office managing partner at BDO, and Joyce Chan Russell, senior vice president of government markets at Priority Health, for 2022 fiscal year.

ENERGY

Crystal Flash is marking 90 years of bringing energy to the Midwest. Founded in 1932, Crystal Flash has grown from a one-truck operation to a fleet of more than 200 serving more than 25,000 residential and 5,000 commercial customers in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. Originally founded by John E. Fehsenfeld, the company transitioned to a 100% employee-owned organization in 2016 in a move to ensure its long-term future.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

DWH promoted Ben Borisch to managing partner and named Jeremy Cosby and Heather Gardner as partners.

HEALTH

Catherine’s Health Center selected Megan Erskine as its next chief executive officer after longtime CEO Karen Kaashoek announced her retirement. Erskine most recently served as chief operating officer at Heartland Health Centers in Chicago.

INSURANCE

The Gremel Group promoted Mollie Doornbos to account manager as part of its customer-first growth strategy.

LEGAL

Detroit-based Bodman PLC announced attorney Ashley Poindexter joined the firm as an associate in its Grand Rapids office.

Kalamazoo-based Levine & Levine Attorneys at Law hired Jessica Brandow as a trusts and estate planning attorney licensed in Michigan and Arkansas. She has worked with the firm as a contract attorney since June 2020.

MILITARY

Jon Tellier. Courtesy JetCo Solutions

Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Jon Tellier, president of JetCo Solutions, was elected Midwest region director for the U.S. Army Ranger Association.

NONPROFITS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks chose Stacy Bare as its executive director. He succeeds Stephanie Adams, who recently stepped down as the organization’s executive director after four years of leadership.

The Grace’s Table board of directors elected as board chair Maria Zambrano Curtis, director of business and product development for Meijer Inc. and co-owner of LIMA United by Love.

RELIGION

Paulist Father Fr. René Constanza, rector/pastor of the Cathedral of Saint Andrew and director of the Catholic Information Center, has been elected as the next president of the Paulist Fathers, his religious community. Fr. René’s leadership begins in New York in early June and he will leave the Cathedral at that time. His replacement has not been named yet.

RETAIL

Byron Center-based SpartanNash announced the addition of Bennett Morgan to its executive leadership team as senior vice president and chief merchandising officer.

TOURISM

The Michigan Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus recently named officers for 2022: past president: Janet Korn (Grand Rapids), and director at large: Bob Lukens (Muskegon).

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