CEOs Committed to DE&I Best Practices

CEOs Committed to DE&I Best Practices

Visible and genuine leadership is imperative for DE&I practices to make an impact in creating workplace cultures where all employees can experience a sense of belonging.

Learn how you can be among this group of leaders championing DE&I in West Michigan — email Carly Smyly.

Committed leaders are listed in alphabetical order by company name. 

Company nameName
Amway CorpBrian Kraus
Applied InnovationCasey Lowery
Autocam MedicalJohn Kennedy
AXIOS HRKellie Haines
Baker CollegeAaron Maike PhD


Katie Ferris
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MichiganJeff Connolly
Brooks Capital ManagementScott Brooks
Calvin UniversityWiebe Boer
Cascade EngineeringChristina Keller
Consumers EnergyGarrick Rochow
Corewell HealthTina Freese-Decker
Davenport UniversityRick Pappas
DeWysJon DeWys
Erhardt ConstructionBen Wickstrom
Express Employment ProfessionalsJanis Petrini
EYJay Preston

Fifth Third Bank, National Association

Tom Welch
FlexcoDoug Saunders
GNS North AmericaMike Alcala
Goodwill Industries of West MichiganJeanette Hoyer
Grand Rapids Community CollegeCharles Lepper
Grand Valley State UniversityPhilomena Mantella
Green GiftzKaren Scarpino
GW Ford ConsultingGene Ford

Haworth, Inc.

Franco Bianchi
Holland HomeTroy Vugteveen
Honor ConstructionJeff Royce
Hope CollegeMatthew Scogin
Hope NetworkBob Von Kaenel
HR Solutions GroupAmy Kraal
Huntington BankLauren Davis

Impact Fluids, Inc.

John Hoff
IrwinBrooke Kieft-Anderson
Jireh Metal ProductsWin Irwin
Kuyper CollegeMichael Davenport
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation HospitalPatricia Harris
MeijerKent Riddle
Mercantile BankRick Keyes
Michigan Software LabsRobert Kaminski
Miller Johnson AttorneysMark Johnson
Mixed Staffing & RecruitingRich Sorota
MKO HoldingsSara Knoester
Montcalm Community CollegeConnie Stewart
Muskegon Community CollegeJohn Selmon
Perrigo CompanyMurray Kessler
Pioneer ConstructionTim Schowalter
Pliant PlasticsJeff McMartin
Priority HealthPraveen Thadani
Pure ArchitectsZachary Verhulst
RDV CorporationBob Schierbeek
RDV CorporationJerry Tubergen

RoMan Manufacturing, Inc.

Nelson Sanchez
Root Functional MedicineErica Armstrong
Shape CorpMark White
SoundOff SignalBryan Nyeholt

Steelcase, Inc.

Sara Armbruster

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Sean Welsh
Trinity Health Grand RapidsMatthew Biersack
Trinity Health MuskegonGary Allore
University of Michigan Health - WestPeter Hahn
Valley City Electronic RecyclingJason Kehr

Varnum, LLP

Scott Hill
Warner Norcross + JuddMark Wassink
Webb ChemicalBrad Hilleary
WescoJJ Westgate
West Shore Community CollegeScott Ward
Western Land ServicesJohn Wilson
Western Michigan UniversityEdward Montgomery

Whitecaps Professional Baseball, Inc.

Joe Chamberlin
Wolverine Coil Spring CompanyJay Dunwell
YMCA of Greater Grand RapidsScott Lewis