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Leadership West Michigan Graduates 27 in December 2011
Leadership West Michigan Graduates 27 in December 2011

The 2011 class of Leadership West Michigan (LWM) graduated on December 15, 2011. The class of 27 participated in 8 day sessions over the past 4 months which included a two day bus tour of the region and culminated in Regional Trustee day and graduation.

Patricia Ackerberg - Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce  
Justin Arnold - WMPS  
Charles Ash, Jr. - Warner Norcross & Judd LLP  
Douglas Bagley - Ottawa Area ISD - MTEC  
Michael Brecht - St. Mary's Health Care  
Marlene Brostrom - Michigan Works Ottawa County  
Cindy Brown - Hello West Michigan  
Frederick Bw'Ombongi - Spectrum Health  
Valerie Byrnes - Barry County Chamber of Commerce  
Kyle Dannenberg - Ottawa Area Intermediate School District  
Lori Duff - TrueNorth Community Services  
Kathy Finkler - Davenport University  
Jeffrey Hoerle - Priority Health  
Ammy Johnson - Harbor Hospice  
Sandy LeBlanc - Grandville, Jenison Chamber  
Adam London - Kent County Health Department  
Karen Loth - Grand Valley State University  
Mary Eilleen Lyon - Grand Valley State University  
Todd Mulder - Macatawa Bank  
Kelley Root - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan  
Grant Sienko - Windstream  
William Small - The Right Place, Inc.
Sue Somsanith - Thai Palace Restaurant  
Kimberly Talaga - The Chamber / Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg  
Jessica Webster-Huizen - Bank of Holland  
Shannon Wilson - Alliance for Health/Grand Rapids African American Health Institute  
Rosemary Zink - Muskegon Community College

The LWM program provides its participants with: knowledge of the Western Michigan region and connections, member networking, leadership skills, systems thinking skills, dialogue skills, understanding of diversity, and regional trusteeship.
LWM fosters commitment to serve for the benefit of the West Michigan region; increases the understanding and awareness of regional opportunities and threats and develops and strengthens networks of decisions makers to encourage cooperation.

The mission of Leadership West Michigan is to create a regional mindset by developing and engaging an effective and diverse network of regional trustees - leaders working for the benefit of the entire region.

Leadership West Michigan is a program of the West Michigan Chamber Coalition. The West Michigan Chamber Coalition is consists of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, Holland Chamber of Commerce, Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce and The Chamber, Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg.

For more information about the Leadership West Michigan program contact:

Julie Metsker  
Executive Director  
Phone. 616.771.0584  
Email. j.metsker@wmchamber.org

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