Business Solutions Team

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Deb has eighteen years of leadership experience in workforce development and private sector manufacturing. She has successful project management experience through new program development and business expansion. Her change agent expertise can provide strategic state and local resources to West Michigan businesses. She earned a Master of Public Administration from Grand Valley State University, a Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma State University and is a Certified Business Solutions Professional working with businesses in West Michigan. Deb raised four children in West Michigan and has a vested interest in seeing West Michigan businesses grow in order to retain our talented youth.
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Amy has worked in the Healthcare management field for the last eight years and specialized in such as areas as operation, staff and project management, integrated software and customer service. She received her formal education from Grand Valley State University with an emphasis in International Business and Marketing, as well as a minor in Spanish. Amy currently resides in Grand Rapids with her two children.
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Michael has more than 15 years of experience in manufacturing and distribution, most recently with Coca Cola. As a Michigan Works! Business Solutions Representative, Michael says “I'm at the right place at the right time. There are great opportunities to leverage both employers and employees to create a synergy of success." A Grand Rapids native, he has a special connection to West Michigan and its heritage. Michael is a husband and father of two who has always been a great proponent of giving back to the community.
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Marlene has eight years of experience interfacing with employers in West Michigan, with the last five dedicated to workforce development. Marlene is a Certified Business Solutions Professional and enjoys collaborating with various employers and community organizations. She received her Master of Business Administration from Cornerstone University and received her bachelor’s degree from Northwood University with a dual major in Marketing and Management. Marlene resides in Grand Haven with her husband and two children.

 

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Rey already completed a successful career as a Law Enforcement Professional, retiring after 30 years of service as a Police Captain with the Grand Rapids Police Department. He spent many of those years working as a liaison for the Hispanic Community and was involved in many innovative programs to improve police and community relationships. He has a Master of Management with a Communication Cognate from Aquinas College. A resident of Byron Center, he is an avid reader who likes to expand his knowledge to positively impact the community he serves. He also enjoys sports and spending time with his daughter, a graduate of Calvin College, and his son currently attending Hope College.

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Julie has over 17 years of experience in workforce development, and has also worked in prisoner re-entry and community mental health programs. Her education is from Aquinas College and Grand Valley State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She also completed master’s level courses in Vocational Education and Social Work at Western Michigan University. Julie lives in Ionia and looks forward to facilitating growth and success for businesses in Ionia and Montcalm counties.      

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Anne has over 10 years of customer service and administrative experience in a variety of industries. She prides herself on building and maintaining excellent customer rapport. Anne is originally from southwest Michigan and currently resides in Jenison. Anne holds dual Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and English. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, writing and music.

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Helping business and hospitality ventures to succeed, Jerry has worked with the West Michigan public and businesses for over a decade. Throughout his career he has gained than 25 years of management experience. Originally from Vermont, Jerry completed his BA in History/Liberal Arts and relocated several times to advance his career in Colorado, Washington, Ohio and Alaska. Jerry and his wife are proud to call Holland home and grateful to live in such a beautiful community.
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Michelle has almost five years of experience in workforce development, after spending over a decade in packaging design/marketing. She has a passion for promoting the opportunities and benefits within the community. She is a current board member and past-president of the Allegan Area Chamber of Commerce. Michelle lives with her husband and three sons on their farm in Allegan.
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Jayne has over 20 years of experience in marketing and business management. She considers herself a “life-long learner” as evidenced by her diverse career path in a variety of industries including: consumer package goods, small business ownership, education, food service, banking and healthcare. Jayne is excited about developing and connecting a qualified workforce with the talent needs of employers in her role as a Business Services Representative. Jayne has a Master of Business Administration from Grand Valley State University. In her free time, Jayne enjoys kayaking, motorcycling, hiking and photography.
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Kevin has over 10 years of customer service experience working in a family owned business and most recently in Workforce Development. He received his bachelor’s from Northwood University with a dual major in Marketing and Management. He enjoys attending local events and keeping up to date with all of the great advancements West Michigan continues to make.
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Shanna has seven years of Workforce Development experience through employment opportunities with Kent, Allegan and Ottawa County Michigan Works agencies in both business services and programming. She spent over ten years in public education, marketing and sales. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Ferris State University, as well as being a Certified Business Solutions Professional. A life-long resident of Grand Rapids, it is her mission to continue to develop community, business and youth through jobs and training.

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Jamie has 10 years of experience in HR and recruitment with prior experience in the healthcare industry. Jamie received her bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University with a major in Human Resource Management. She is a certified Business Solutions Professional. She lives in Muskegon with her daughter.

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Collin has lifelong experience in agriculture on his family farm in northeast Michigan along with eight years’ experience in the financial services industry with Michigan public school employees. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree from Alma College, he furthered his education at Northwood University receiving his Master of Business Administration. Collin is excited to be living and working in Grand Rapids after a recent move to the city with his wife and two puppies.
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Kristie has fifteen year of experience in healthcare, in administration and as a practitioner. Her experience in hospital administration with the Alzheimer’s Disease Center of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago inspired her passion for healthcare. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Knox College, Master of Business Administration from St. Ambrose University, and Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic. Kristie, along with her family, owns three businesses based in West Michigan and strives to contribute to the ongoing and increasing success of local business.

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Shane served three years in the U. S. Army and completed one tour of duty to Afghanistan prior to being medically retired for injuries sustained in combat. Shane combined his military experience, customer service and community outreach skills to serve as a Veterans Constituent Advocate for Congressman Peter J. Roskam in West Chicago, IL. A native of California, Shane obtained his bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University. After the Army, he came to West Michigan to further his education at Grand Valley State University receiving his Master of Public Administration. He is excited to be back in West Michigan with his wife and son.

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Jared has over 10 years of sales and customer service experience working in a variety of industries. He prides himself on creating, developing and maintaining lasting relationships with clients and partners to foster successful projects. Born and raised in Hudsonville, MI, Jared currently resides in Jenison with his wife and two sons. As a life-long resident of West Michigan, Jared is passionate about the continual development of the area he calls home. Jared graduated from Davenport University with a bachelor’s in Marketing. In his free time, Jared enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing and DIY projects.

Craig Stolsonburg Business Solutions Representative

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Craig Stolsonburg is a native of the Grand Rapids area and graduated from Thornapple Kellogg High School. After a brief stint in California, Craig returned to this West Michigan roots in 1998, where he earned his real estate license and began his career in Residential Sales. In 2005, he earned his Michigan Broker's License. In 2008, Craig was elected to the Barry County Board of Commissioners, serving four terms until 2016 and five years as its Chairman. He remains very active in the community through the Thornapple Area Enrichment Foundation, Barry County United Way, Middleville Rotary Club and as an assistant wrestling coach. Craig lives in Barry County with his wife Bridget and two children, Conroy and Laura.

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Joe has five years of experience in professional development and employee training within varying industries. He attended Alma College for his bachelor’s degree and completed his Master in Business Administration at Eastern Illinois University. After moving and working outside of Michigan, he is excited to be back home. Outside of work he stays active camping, hiking and traveling with his wife and dog and keeps up with the Detroit Tigers and Michigan Wolverines.

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Kari has worked with Michigan Works! since 2011, in both youth and adult age programs. Kari was born and raised in Muskegon. She is passionate about connecting the right people to the right job and making Muskegon a sought-after place for businesses. Kari received her bachelor’s from Central Michigan University. In her free time she enjoys being outside with her husband and kids, swimming, biking and boating.