Matthew Smith

Job Title & Employer: Human Resource Analyst, Meijer Inc. What are your favorite hobbies? I enjoy writing, reading, digital painting, spending time with friends, public speaking, and physical activity How did you get involved with CLC? I first got involved with CLC as a student in the summer of 1998 I believe. We had tried […]

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Andrew Blum

Andrew Blum is a partner with the law firm of Miller Canfield and serves as the resident director of its Grand Rapids’ office.   In his practice, Andrew specializes in eminent domain litigation and commercial litigation. In addition to his firm management role, Andrew also serves on multiple non-profit boards at the local, state , and […]

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Mark Clarke

Mark L Clarke is a senior consultant for CommunityWorks, Inc., an international consulting practice located in Indianapolis. For the past eighteen years, Mark’s primary focus centers on working with Religious Congregations around management, establishing new organizational models, and creating collaborative relationships. Previously, he worked at Carlson Marketing Group and Bergamo Center for Lifelong Learning in […]

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Matthew Nelson

Matt Nelson is a partner at the law firm of Warner Norcross + Judd and is the chair of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group. He has argued in the U.S. Supreme Court and has been named a Top Lawyer in Appellate Law by Grand Rapids Magazine and Grand Rapids Appellate Practice Lawyer of the year […]

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Peter Albertini

Peter Albertini and Peter Albertini Properties have been successfully serving West Michigan Real Estate for over 25 years while actively serving on multiple non-profit and for-profit boards. Peter’s sphere of influence reaches into every community at every level with a reputation of commitment and integrity.

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Cameron Young

Cameron grew up in the Grand Rapids area and after graduating high school attended the University of Michigan. Between his junior and senior years, while studying abroad, he had a diving accident that left him a quadriplegic. He recovered and rehabbed in Grand Rapids, then returned to Ann Arbor to finish his degree in Political […]

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Chuck Saur, Vice President

Chuck Saur (pronounced Soar) has worked in several education-related jobs for business, colleges, and local and state governments.  He retired in 2013 as Project Director for the Michigan Transition Outcomes Project, a statewide IDEA-funded effort to support students with special needs to move from school to post-school, prepared for their lives.   Chuck founded the […]

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Timothy Monsma

Tim is a partner and litigation attorney with Varnum LLP in Grand Rapids. His practice focuses on helping clients resolve business disputes, including complex commercial tort and contract litigation, supply chain disputes, trade secret and unfair competition matters, and corporate governance issues. He has represented clients in a broad range of industries including automotive, banking, […]

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Jim Garofalo, Ph.D.

James Garofalo, Ph.D., retired. former Chair School of Education Aquinas College, founding Academic Vice President American University of Nigeria, many education positions at K-12 schools and USA Colleges. Part of the Aquinas team that negotiated the partnership with the Peto Institute to bring Conductive Education to Aquinas College.

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