Alison Sutter

Alison Sutter, Manager, Corporate Responsibility, SpartanNash (2014 – 2016) Alison Waske Sutter manages SpartanNash’s corporate responsibility programs, which include both environmental sustainability and social responsibility initiatives. She has over fifteen years of experience in the sustainability profession, including consulting work for The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital as well as serving as Metro…

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Sara Meyer

Sara Meyer, Project Scientist, Environmental Resources Management (2nd term) Sara Meyer is an environmental consultant with Environmental Resources Management, where she specializes in assisting companies to achieve and maintain compliance with environmental regulations, including Storm Water, Wastewater, and Air regulations. She regularly conducts site audits and works closely with her clients to help their companies have the…

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Bill Morgan

Bill Morgan, President of Morgan & Morgan CPAs (1st term) Bill Morgan has performed audits and created tax strategies for dozens of profit and non-profit organizations, plus hundreds of individuals and families. He is a veteran of non-profit audit compliance with a keen understanding of non-profit governance and the public and private funding sources on whose…

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David Rinard

David Rinard, Director of Global Environmental Performance, Steelcase Inc. (6th term)  David A. Rinard is director of Global Environmental Performance for Steelcase Inc., the global leader in the office furniture industry. Steelcase delivers a better work experience to its customers by providing products, services and insights into the ways people work. Its portfolio includes architecture,…

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Dar Baas

Dar Baas, Director of Kent County Department of Public Works (1st term) Dar’s focus is the emerging circular economy – providing leadership and visioning to deliver waste diversion, energy recovery, and sustainable materials management strategies through an integrated solid waste management system for business and residents. Through collaboration and innovation, he is challenging the West…

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Sarah Chartier

Sarah Chartier, Sustainability Program Manager, Spectrum Health Sustainability Office (2015 – 2017) As the Sustainability Program Manager, Sarah has worked within Spectrum Health’s Sustainability Office for over five years to identify environmental and financial opportunities, reduce waste and mitigate Spectrum Health’s environmental footprint. Sarah measures and manages performance based on the triple bottom line, including organizational readiness,…

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Sharon Darby

Sharon Darby, Sr. Mgr. – Environmental, Safety & Sustainability, Cascade Engineering (1st term) Sharon Darby is the Sr. Manager of Environmental, Safety and Sustainability at Cascade Engineering. She has been with the organization for fifteen years. Sharon plays an integral part of the organization’s Triple Bottom Line culture leading Safety and Environmental, Zero Waste Team, Anti-Racism…

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Phillip Greene

Phillip Greene, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, Grand Rapids Public Schools Phillip Greene is the Director of Food and Nutrition Services at Grand Rapids Public Schools, overseeing all aspects of the Student Nutrition Program (SNP). Including administering, planning, directing, assessing, implementing and evaluating the program in order to meet the nutritional and educational needs…

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Chad Gunnoe

Chad Gunnoe, Professor of History/Special Assistant to the President, Aquinas College (2nd term) History Professor, Ph.D. University of Virginia, BA College of William and Mary, DAAD Fellow University of Heidelberg, outside fields in Economics, Sociology, & Theology.  Active in all aspects of the college’s sustainability work including substantial engagement with the Wege Foundation, AASHE, and the ACUPCC.…

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Jason Kehr

Jason Kehr, Sales, Valley City Electronics Recycling (2015 – 2017) Jason Kehr is Managing Partner of Valley City Electronic Recycling. VCER is dedicated to safe, environmentally friendly, domestic recycling of electronics. VCER strives to recover value from working equipment for its customers while placing emphasis on data security. VCER believes in forming long-term business relationships in the community…

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Wendy Ogilvie

Wendy Ogilvie, Director of Environmental Programs, Grand Valley Metro Council Wendy joined GVMC in 2013 as the Director of Environmental Programs. Current initiatives include facilitating NPDES Municipal Stormwater Permits in Kent and Ottawa County communities: implementing the Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds (LGROW) strategic plan, and assisting the project team in restoring the rapids…

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Steve Ramus

Steve Ramus, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Perrigo (2nd term) Steve oversees a variety of CSR programs, including but not limited to:  Social and Ethical Compliance in the Supply Chain, tracking and reducing of Energy, Water and Waste in Perrigo Operations, the annual publication of Perrigo’s CSR report and compliance with the many retailer CSR requirements.…

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Eric Saigeon

Eric Saigeon, Sustainability Manager, Intertek (2014-2016) In 2013 Eric Saigeon created his ideal position at Intertek. Initially completing a sustainable business internship through Aquinas College the previous year, Eric was then hired in as a testing technician in Intertek’s furniture laboratory. While learning the testing and certification business, Eric continued to network with local and…

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Doug Tamboer

Doug Tamboer, Sustainability Director, Consumers Energy Responsible for developing and updating the framework for a Corporate Sustainability Program, assuring that the business units have adequate awareness, tools and plans for implementing sustainability practices within their areas. The Director is the corporate lead and primary support for key projects to deliver achievement of the company’s Sustainability…

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Steve Teitsma

Steve Teitsma, Civil Engineer, Progressive AE Steve Teitsma is a Civil Engineer with Progressive AE. Progressive AE is a full-service architectural and engineering firm based in Grand Rapids, Michigan and practicing throughout the United States. In 2012, Progressive AE merged with Design Plus to form one of West Michigan’s largest full-service design firms. This entity…

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Kim Walton

Kim Walton, Program Director, Grand Valley State University (2015 – 2017) Kim Walton works for Grand Valley State University, at the Michigan Alternative and Renewable Center (MAREC), as the Program Director. She has a Bachelor of Science from Appalachian State University, Boone, NC in Industrial /Appropriate Technology. Kim has both a Masters in Resource and Environmental Analysis…

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Sara Yob

Sara Yob, Associate Professor, Workforce Trainer, Grand Rapids Community College (2015 – 2017) Sara’s role at Grand Rapids Community College is teaching in non-credit training, primarily onsite in manufacturing facilities, on content ranging from basic manufacturing readiness content, like print reading and problem solving  to automotive quality tools and techniques. Sara led the first team to a…

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Daniel Schoonmaker

An accomplished environmental educator, Daniel Schoonmaker was named Director of West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum in 2013, a new role created to position the 20-year-old organization for growth and innovation. Since then, the forum has achieved record growth in participation while launching new strategic initiatives focused on waste diversion, sustainable food systems, climate resiliency, leadership…

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