Changes: Harpst Named Vice President of LMCU Mortgage Strategy

John Harper. Courtesy of Lake Michigan Credit Union

John Harpst has joined Lake Michigan Credit Union in a new role as Vice President of Mortgage Strategy. Harpst is responsible for strategic initiatives and special products within LMCU’s Mortgage Division, with the goal of improving operational efficiencies, ensuring regulatory compliance and helping to continually improve service to credit union members. popular. LMCU is Michigan’s largest credit union, with assets exceeding $10.5 billion, a mortgage servicing portfolio of over $12 billion, and more than 504,000 members.


The headquarters of Warner Norcross + Judd LLP in the new Warner Building, designed by GMB Architecture + Engineeringreceived a 2021 interior design award from the American Institute of Architects of Grand Rapids. The law firm is the anchor tenant of the Warner Building in downtown Grand Rapids, housing more than 240 attorneys and staff.


Shannon DeVries joined Miller Auditorium in Kalamazoo as Director of Business Operations.

the Greater Kalamazoo Arts Council announced the additions of Ty Hicks as Marketing Director, Carrie McFerrin as an administrative assistant and Myriam Thomas as Director of Temporary Programs. Nicki Poer and Nicole Weber also join the staff as community box office associates. Eric Oliphant was promoted to Director of Operations/Director of Membership.

UBS Financial Services Inc. and its Grand Rapids-based wealth management team, announced Michael Toth was elected to Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park Board of Directors.


Based in the Netherlands Tiara Yachts founder Leon Slikkers was recognized for lifetime achievement at the recent Boat Builder Awardsfacilitated by the international nautical industry and METSTRADE.


Justin Savava. Courtesy of Macatawa Bank

Based in the Netherlands Macatawa Bank hiring Justin Savava as branch manager, senior vice president of his branch at 5271 Clyde Park Ave. SW, Wyoming.

Former National Bank announced the promotion of Ryan Elwell to the banking center manager.

Based in Wyoming Honor Credit Union recently opened for business. It was formerly ATL Federal Credit Union. Honor and ATL have joined forces to mark Honor’s 24th member center in Michigan.


Health Tree Services announcement Adam Witzel is now a Midwest Account Manager; Dakin Wright is the Midwest Regional Manager; and Kristen Ryan is responsible for planning the work.

Sue (Schweim) Tellierowner and president of Grand Rapids JetCo Federalwas elected to the Leadership Advisory Council as Vice President and Board Member of Women Impacting Public Policy

the Grand Rapids Chamber welcomed Caylie Peet to the newly created position of Minority Affairs Program Manager.


Chris Wert joined Construction Staffing Solutions/Staffing Solutions as a recruiter.

EV building hiring Veronique Cline like FSD Coordinator at its Coldwater location; Jack Bohannon like a deputy project manager; and Chase Weatherell in the general trades division. Brett Lesiewicz was promoted to Vice President of Project Management.

Jason Nulf. Courtesy of Bruce Heys Builders

Jason Nulf joined Builders by Bruce Heys as project manager. Nulf will focus on new homes built in the Kennett Square neighborhood, BHB’s exclusive development located in Ada.


Daryl Van Tongeren from Holland Hope College the faculty of psychology was named a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science


Military Times rated Energy consumers as Michigan’s #1 employer for veterans. In the 2021 Best For Vets: Employers list, Consumers Energy also ranked 20and nationally.


Molly Chelovitchfinancial advisor to Merrill in Grand Rapidswas named to the Forbes Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors 2021 list, which recognizes the nation’s top promising wealth advisors under the age of 40.


Stephanie Adamsa longtime nonprofit leader and community organizer, was named President and CEO of the Grand Rapids Public Schools Foundationthe fundraising partner of Grand Rapids Public Schools.

the United Methodist Retirement Communities Foundation and Porter Hills Foundation the Boards of Trustees officially approved the merger into one UMRC & Porter Hills Foundation. Together, UMRC and the Porter Hills Foundation are one of the largest foundations supporting aging services in Michigan.


the Grand Rapids Public Library received a $21.00 grant from the State of Michigan Council for the Arts to support GRPL’s One Book, One City for Kids program, which provides fifth-grade students in Grand Rapids public schools with a copy of the selected book and the opportunity to meet the author. It will also be used for the Summer Reading Challenge, the library’s summer literacy program.


Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge hired lawyer Michael J. Bovillpracticing in the firm’s litigation practice group; Allen G. Nederveld joined the company as Chief Operating Officer.

The American College of Bankruptcy has issued an invitation to A. Todd Almassian become a Fellow of the college. This honorary association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals plays an important role in maintaining excellence in the industry


John Ball Zoo received its continuing accreditation status from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums following its 2021 review by the AZA Accreditation Commission. John Ball Zoo became the first in Michigan to achieve AZA accreditation in 1983 and has maintained that status for 38 consecutive years.


Originally from Hudsonville Jacob Ellis received a $180,000 scholarship from the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps.


Gadson “Chris” Pompey was named based in Kalamazoo Urban Allianceafter serving as acting executive director for five months.

Bob Evans. Make-A-Wish Michigan

guiding light donor relations officer Bob Evans was named one of the 16 over 60s of Senior Neighbors for his community involvement and impact on the lives of others.

Make-A-Wish Michigan announced the volunteer members of its Board of Directors for the 2022 financial year: Chairman of the Board: Rob Casalou, Trinity Health Michigan and Southeast Regions; vice-president (elected): Denise Christy, Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC; vice president of strategy: John Lalo, Orka Solutions; treasurer: Phil Bocketti, UBS Financial Services; Secretary: Todd VanTol, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Elected to the organization’s volunteer board of directors: Jon AlbertMichigan Head and Spine Institute; Noble Billingsley, DTE; and Luanne Thomas EwaldUniversity of Michigan Health, CS Mott Children’s Hospital.

Based on Wayland Legs with a cause announcement Christine Elmore, Faye Richardson Green and Anne Barea joins its board of directors.


Based in central Byron SpartanNash for the ninth consecutive year, was named one of the best and brightest companies to work for in the country in 2021, by the National Association for Business Resources.

Nick Hayes joined Kentwood office furniture as product marketing manager.


Based in central Byron Arrangement announced that it has expanded its UK sales force, establishing its first physical presence outside of North America. Daryl MoorePro-Vision business development manager from Northern Ireland, will oversee the UK sales force

Based in Coopersville IT Resource Inc. hiring Carrigan Conway as a customer service representative and IT support analysts Liam Griffin, Dan Grigby and Noah Veik.

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