Profiles of individuals who are leading West Michigan organizations.


Inside Track: Kraley has stories to share

The co-owner of Williams Group has embraced her interests throughout her career.

Inside Track: Ebony Road founder connects community

Edye Evans Hyde found her voice through performance and is extending her expertise to a new generation of actors.

Inside Track: From childhood to today, Davis remains resourceful

Not many people know what career they want to pursue during their childhood. But Lauren Davis knew from a young age she had a passion for banking.

Inside Track: Wideman brings hope (and meals) to a forgotten generation

Meals on Wheels Western Michigan President and CEO Lisa Wideman said she feels she’s been preparing for this role her whole career.

Inside Track: He won’t stop … maybe ever

There are few Grand Rapidians who seemingly have their hands in as many endeavors as Jonathan Jelks.

Inside Track: Hakim takes an analytical approach

Andrew Hakim’s experiences have shown him the value in stepping out of his comfort zone to tackle complex situations.

Inside Track: Vugteveen brings light to senior living services

Troy Vugteveen is a pastor’s son, and his career has, through all of its varied facets, always been about humble service to others and sharing the love of Christ.

Inside Track: Ryzenga is building on lakeshore’s legacy of quality homebuilders

Brittany Ryzenga knows nudging young people to consider a career in the skilled trades doesn’t come by happenstance.

Inside Track: Tech startup founder provides workforce solutions

Katie Hall is on a mission to make work more efficient.

Inside Track: Gilbert inspires HOAP for young people

In a small office on 28th Street SE, a nonprofit helmed by founder and CEO Lakeshia Gilbert is offering underprivileged Grand Rapids youth fresh HOAP.