Change-Ups: Winstrom tapped as police chief

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Eric Winstrom. Courtesy city of Grand Rapids

Eric Winstrom, a commander of the Chicago Police Department (CPD), has been selected to serve as Grand Rapids’ next police chief, replacing Police Chief Eric Payne, who retired from the department. Winstrom has served in the CPD for over 20 years in various patrol, tactical, investigative and administrative positions. He last served as an executive on the CPD Leadership Team and led the Area 5 Detective Division where he oversaw a staff of 200, including 40 homicide detectives. His previous assignments included teaching at the Chicago Police Academy, heading CPD’s citywide child sex crimes investigation unit and serving as a supervising attorney in the legal affairs division, assisting in the creation of the office of reform management, overseeing policy and procedure for the department and serving as captain of the 400-person 9th District Station.

AWARDS

Dr. Alex Strauch, staff veterinarian at Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch in Saranac, received the Early-Career Food Animal Veterinarian Award from Michigan State University’s Department of Large Animal Clinical Services for making significant contributions to the field of Production Animal Medicine.

Kalamazoo-based First National Bank of Michigan announced Cindy Kole, executive vice president and COO, was named a 2021 Notable Women in Banking award honoree by Crain’s.

Spectrum Health Rehab and Nursing Center Kalamazoo Avenue has been recognized on Newsweek’s Best Nursing Homes 2022 list. The Spectrum Health facility ranked second in Michigan and first in West Michigan based on key performance data, peer recommendations and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., a statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

The city of Grand Haven earned the American Public Works Association Midwest Michigan Branch, 2021 Project of the Year in Structures under $1 million Award for its Grand Haven Downtown Waterfront and Infrastructure Resiliency project.

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council announced Bill Stough is the recipient of its Joan Wolfe Award during its annual meeting and awards ceremony; Greg Mund received the CR Evenson Award; and Crystal Scott-Tunstall received the Educator of the Year Award.

BANKING

Independent Bank Market President-Bay Region Michael Stodolak was elected to serve as a director of the National Marine Lenders Association.

Joey Ganus. Courtesy Old National Bank

Joey Ganus joined Old National Bank’s retail leadership team as the banking center manager of its Holland location.

United Federal Credit Union named Elvis Hadzalic manager at its branch at 1075 Washington Ave. in Holland.

BUSINESS SERVICES

Grand Rapids native and multi-unit Two Men and a Truck franchisee Kyle Norcutt recently acquired full control of Grand Rapids’ Two Men and a Truck markets, along with territories in Evansville and Bloomington, Indiana.

Mary Bruce joined JetCo Federal as logistics manager. Bruce coordinates logistics for deliveries, manages broker relationships and supports quality management systems.

CONSTRUCTION

CD Barnes Construction announced R&R Mechanical Services is a winner of its Key to Our Success Award for its work on the JARS Cannabis project in Saugatuck.

Erhardt Construction announced the promotions of Marc Felt to vice president-construction operations; Ryan Formsma to senior vice president; and Taggart Town to chief operations officer.

EDUCATION

Four Aquinas College employees have been honored with the President’s Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards. Scott Brown, assistant professor of kinesiology, received the Outstanding Teacher Award; Rebecca Humphrey, assistant professor of biology, received the Outstanding Scholar Award; Ric Caceres, biology lab coordinator, received the Excellent Service Award; and Amanda St. Pierre, senior director of alumni and community relations, received the Rising Star Award.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Ada-based Mosaic Wealth Management added Nathan Boonstra as financial adviser.

Greenleaf Trust relationship officer Cory Spaulding has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to use the Certified Financial Planner and CFP certification marks in accordance with CFP board certification and renewal requirements.

Molly Chelovich. Courtesy Greenleaf Trust

Molly Chelovich, financial adviser with Merrill in Grand Rapids, was named to the 2021 Working Mother/SHOOK Research’s Top Wealth Advisor Moms list, which recognizes the nation’s best financial advisers who have children living at home under the age of 21.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Grand Rapids Food Co-op announced the election of board members to its Top Circle, the cooperative’s governing body: Annabelle Wilkinson, Wojtek Nocon and Evan Edwards.

GOVERNMENT

The city of Kentwood promoted Stephanie Morningstar to deputy police chief. Previously a captain in the Kentwood Police Department’s Services Division, Morningstar succeeds Bryan Litwin, who was promoted to police chief.

GRANTS

Holland-based GMB Architecture + Engineering announced a $20,000 gift to four organizations that are impacting students and their communities: Michigan CASA, New City Kids, Grand Rapids Urban League and ACE Mentor Program each received $5,000 to propel their missions and continue their work.

South Haven-based Michigan Maritime Museum is the recipient of a $55,000 grant from Entergy toward its Launching a Legacy capital campaign.

HEALTH

Priority Health appointed Nick Gates as senior vice president of finance, Joyce Chan Russell as senior vice president of government markets, Karena Weikel as senior vice president of advanced analytics and chief actuary and Mike Jasperson in the expanded and newly created role of senior vice president of provider network and health plan operations.

Spectrum Health West Michigan has recognized by the International Hospital Federation with a 2021 Dr. Kwang Tae Kim Grand Hospital Award for its Operational Deployment System work, which focused on creating clear and synchronized plans and priorities and then tracking them to successfully drive improved operations at its hospitals and medical offices.

LEGAL

Alexandra S. Page. Courtesy Rhoades McKee

Alexandra S. Page joined Rhoades McKee as an associate and member of its litigation team.

Foster Swift welcomed associates Anthony M. Dalimonte, Jim W. Scales and Mariah M. Silverstein to the firm. All three are members of the firm’s litigation practice group.

MANUFACTURING

Holland-based Russells Technical Products, a global designer and manufacturer of environmental test chambers and equipment, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022.

NONPROFITS

Dégagé Ministries announced Stacy O’Keefe has been appointed director of development and Kacey Spencer as fund development and event manager.

Dégagé Ministries recently opened Thrift on Div, a thrift and artisan store at 140 S. Division Ave. The store offers new and gently used women and men’s clothing and features artwork and crafts by Heartside artists.

Salvation Army of Kent County named Joseph Curtis as the organization’s donor development director.

REAL ESTATE

Colliers West Michigan hired Chris VanderBand as an associate agent in the industrial sector and Chris Beltzer as marketing assistant.

616 Realty recently marked its 10th anniversary. Scot Kellogg founded the brokerage in 2011 that today includes 72 agents and Realtors. The firm sold over $157 million in real estate in 2020 and an expected $184 million in sales for 2021.

RETAIL

Byron Center-based SpartanNash has been named 2021 Midwest Innovator of the Year by grocery industry publication The Shelby Report. The December 2021 issue features extensive coverage of SpartanNash’s three core capabilities —a people, operational excellence and insights that drive solutions for customers. The company also was recognized for 50 years of exemplary ethical practices and accreditation by the Better Business Bureau.

SPORTS

Dan Bartholomae has been named director for intercollegiate athletics for Kalamazoo-based West Michigan University. He is Oregon State University’s former executive deputy athletic director and chief operating officer. Bartholomae succeeds longtime athletic director Kathy Beauregard, who retired after a four-decade career at WMU.

WEBSITES

The Coopersville Area Historical Society launched a new website: coopersvillehistory.org.

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