Changes: Rossi Joins LMCU Hudsonville Branch as Mortgage Agent

Michael Rossi has joined the Hudsonville branch of Lake Michigan Credit Union as a Mortgage Loan Officer for the Lakeside area. After graduating from Grand Valley State University, Rossi joined LMCU in 2015. He started as a branch staff before moving into mortgage processing in 2016 and becoming a mortgage originator in 2018. Rossi was included in the LMCU President’s Club for two years, acknowledging his commitment. to excellent member service. LMCU was established in 1933 and is Michigan’s largest credit union. It employs over 1,550 people and serves over 520,000 members.

ACCOUNTING

Baker Holtz, CPA and Advisors announced the promotions of Amy Burns to the main tax partner and Ethan Wingrove to the main partner.

Pennell CPA hiring Catherine Christian and Matthew Sulkanen as staff accountant and Conner Pitsch as an operations generalist.

ADVERTISING MARKETING

Additional Credit Projects hiring Chad Hutchison as creative director.

ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING

Driesenga & Associates Inc. in Holland announced the addition of William Berns as a team leader in the company’s Kalamazoo Survey Department and Mihaly Drabik as an Engineering Technician with Kalamazoo’s Materials Testing and Construction Inspection Group.

ARTS

The Grand Rapids Symphony announcement Duo Shen was chosen as the next Deputy Chief, occupying the Maggie Coleman Chair. He will also be the conductor of the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony and classical orchestra. Shen, originally from Beijing, came to the United States in 2008 to pursue his musical dreams. He is an accomplished violinist and holds a doctorate in musical arts from the University of Maryland, College Park.

The Grand Rapids Symphony announced graduate of Yale University Addy Sterrett was selected as the winner of the Linn Maxwell Keller Distinguished Bach Musician Award. Sterrett received a cash prize of $10,000 to help further her musical career, as well as the opportunity to be a featured artist in an upcoming performance with the Grand Rapids Symphony.

PRICE

Jon Rugeplant manager at DENSOthe Battle Creek Thermal Manufacturing Plant, is the recipient of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Patriot Award Guard and Reserve Employer Support Award..

Rockford Story Point leader announced chris gribble won a bronze medal at the 11th Annual American Culinary Federation Winter Classic at Dorsey College.

BANKING

Independent bank was praised by 50/50 Women on Boards for having three or more women on its board.

Lake Michigan Credit Union announced the addition of Kate McDougall as Vice President of Regional Mortgage Production for the Grand Rapids area.

Based on Lake Odessa Union Bank announced the internal transition of Nathan Roudabush to the new position of Head of Retail Systems Risk Management.

CONSTRUCTION

CD Barnes Construction hiring Amy Walls as project coordinator and interior designer and Nicole Hair as a graphic designer and photographer.

Nugent builders of Rockford announced the appointment of Marc Lilley as vice president. He succeeds Rick Nelsonwho retired after 38 years.

Wolverine Building Group announced the promotions of Jim Chambers, Adam Groulx, Bryan Richardson, Ryan Substitute, Patrick Schrauben and Drew Sorenson to senior project managers.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The right place announced the additions of Kelly Wawsczyk as Executive Director of Mecosta County Development Corporation; Ron Maynard as Executive Director of the Oceana County Economic Alliance; Kristi Lucas Zimmerman as Director of Economic Development for the Ludington and Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce; and the promotion of Julie Burrell as head of the regional partner, in addition to her role as Director of Economic Development for the Newaygo County Economic Development Partnership. The positions are launched a new regional economic development partnership model for participating counties in western Michigan.

EDUCATION

Hope College in Holland for the 17th consecutive year was named one of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the National Association of Enterprise Resources.

Marcus Filaassociate professor of management at Hope Collegereceived this year’s Hope Outstanding Professor Educator Award from the Class of 2022. The HOPE Award, first awarded in 1965, is given by the class to the professor who they believe embodies the best qualities of an educator from Hope College.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Greenleaf Trust executive selection analyst Jacob Barker has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to use the CFP certification mark in accordance with the board’s certification and renewal requirements.

GOVERNMENT

The city of East Grand Rapids for the eighth year, has earned a Tree City USA designation and an Arbor Day Foundation Growth Award for promoting and caring for trees in the community.

HEALTH

Arbor Circle recently marked 25 years of providing mental health, addictions and family services in the West Michigan community.

Kalamazoo-based Ascension Borgess Hospital received an A grade in the spring of 2022 from an independent, national watchdog organization committed to healthcare quality and safety, Leapfrog Hospital, for protecting patients from harm and preventable errors in hospital.

Trinity Health Saint Mary’s, Grand Rapids received an A rating on its Spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade Scorecard for protecting patients from harm and preventable errors in the hospital setting.

LEGAL

PLC Bodman was named Michigan Litigation Law Firm of the Year for 2022 by the peer-reviewed journal Benchmark Litigation. Bodman also announced Justin Wheeler joined the firm as a senior attorney in the Grand Rapids office in the Real Estate Practice Group.

Marc A. Totten was recently sworn in as United States Attorney for the Michigan West District. Totten was born and raised in Kalamazoo, where he lives today. Most recently, he served as Chief Legal Counsel in the Michigan State Governor’s Executive Office.

NON-PROFIT

guiding light hiring Daven Crump as the new Program Director for Recovery, which is an intensive drug and alcohol treatment program that helps clients build a life worth staying sober.

IMMOVABLE

Rockford Property Management announced the addition of Bob Van Rees as the first Director of Facilities Management and Promotion of Elizabeth Sinclair to the Director of Property Management.

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