Profiles of individuals who are leading West Michigan organizations.
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.