Employer Talent Solutions Working Group

Purpose

TalentFirst will be recognized as one of the most trusted resources for talent solutions among West Michigan employers.

2024 Objectives

Purpose

TalentFirst will be recognized as one of the most trusted resources for talent solutions among West Michigan employers.

2024 Objectives

Leadership

Headshot of Amy Kraal

President

HR Solutions Group

Headshot of Carly Smyly

Director of Employer Talent Strategies & Engagement

TalentFirst

Headshot of Joe Dettmann

Partner/Principal of People Advisory Services

EY

Membership

Jesse Bernal
Grand Valley State University

Samantha Bull
Metal Flow

Seth Bushouse
Gentex

Charlotte Byndas
Corewell Health

Debbie Campbell
West Shore Community College

Lisa Cooper
Cooper People Group

Jared Curley
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

Ashleigh Draft
Varnum, LLP

Arlen-Dean Gaddy
Erhardt Construction

Ann Harten
Haworth

Heidi Hayes
SoundOff Signal

Andrea Kusmierz
Michigan Software Labs

Nathan Leaman
Frontline Training Solutions

Keri McCarthy
DISHER Talent Solutions

Megan Nguyen
Trinity Health

Kellie Norton
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Marisa Paruch
Amway

Becky Ploeg
Comfort Research

Josh Roberts
GNS North America

Danielle Smith
Waséyabek Development Company

Kurt Wagner
EG Workforce Solutions

Tasha Wright
American Seating

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A look at the past, present, and future state of West Michigan's workforce system.

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