View Steve Heacock’s presentation here: CSR July Presentation1

West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum’s July membership meeting will feature a discussion on sustainability issues at the region’s largest health care provider and the launch of the region’s first commercial bike-share program. The luncheon program is on Monday, July 13 at Grand Valley State University’s new Seidman Center from 12 to 2 pm. Presented by Spectrum Health.

Registration is now closed.  Walk-ins accepted as capacity allows.

This month’s featured speaker is Steve Heacock, Senior Vice President for Public Affairs at Spectrum Health System, and President of Spectrum Health Innovations, L.L.C.JDQ_7939

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit system of care dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals. With corporate offices located in Grand Rapids and a footprint that covers the entire state, Spectrum Health provides high quality, high value care to millions of individuals. Its organization includes a medical center, regional community hospitals, a dedicated children’s hospital, a multispecialty medical group, affiliated physicians and a nationally recognized health plan, Priority Health.

At Spectrum Health, Steve provides executive leadership for system marketing and communications, public relations, community relations, governmental affairs and research. He also its Chief Innovation Officer. Steve joined Spectrum Health in 2011. Before joining Spectrum Health, he held senior positions at Van Andel Institute, IdeaSphere, Inc. and Priority Health, practiced law as a partner at Warner Norcross & Judd in Grand Rapids, and practiced accounting as CPA at Price Waterhouse in Detroit.

Jay Niewiek and David Bell of the newly formed GR Bikes will share plans for this month’s launch of the pilot phase of a bike share program in Grand Rapids. This private venture aims to leverage learnings from other bikeshare models with the technology that’s already in your pocket. A bike share program in Grand Rapids will equitably increase mobility, add to the vitality of the urban core, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Jay Niewiek
David Bell

July Monthly Meeting
Monday, July 13
12 pm to 2 pm
GVSU L. Seidman Center
50 Front Ave SW, Grand Rapids
$15 online / $20 at event Members
$20 online / $25 at event Non-members

Tentative Agenda

12 pm Networking and lunch
12:30 pm Welcome and WMSBF Business
12:45 pm  Piloting a Bike Share Program in Grand Rapids
1:10 pm CSR at Spectrum Health