Grand Rapids, MI

November 16, 2018


Phil Catlett

President & CEO

Better Business Bureau of Grand Rapids



“The Strategic Importance

of Trust”

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Phil Catlett is the President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Western Michigan. The BBB is located in Grand Rapids, with nearly 4300 Accredited Businesses and 60 Accredited Charities. Every Accredited Business and Charity agrees to operate in a way that builds marketplace trust. The BBB is a non-profit organization that has served West Michigan for more than 80 years, and nationally the BBB has been helping businesses and the public for more than 100 years. The BBB serving Western Michigan covers 38 counties from the Indiana border to the Mackinac Bridge, including Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and Traverse City. During Phil’s 7 years at the BBB, you may have seen news reports about the BBB shining a light on business scams, enhancing consumer education, and providing non-profit transparency through its Charity Review Program. You may know a business leader who has been through training as part of the BBB’s Education Foundation. This is the 7th year of the BBB sponsoring the Torch Awards to honor the best in business and non-profit trust-building. Prior to the BBB, Phil spent a majority of his career as Vice-President and General Manager of local radio stations including WLHT, WGRD, and The River. Phil’s community involvement has included leadership positions with many non-profit service organizations, including the Salvation Army, Walker Charter Academy, the YMCA, Rotary, Central Michigan University, and Shawnee Park Christian Reformed Church. Phil and his wife Caroll live in Plainfield Township, and are fortunate enough to have their two children and their spouses and four grandchildren living nearby.

Event Information:

November 16, 2018 - 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

University Club of Grand Rapids

111 Lyon St NW, Suite 1025

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Cost: $35.00 prepaid, $40.00 at the door

Sponsor a table for 8 for $350.00

Cost includes breakfast




Event Information:

January 18, 2019 - 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Kalamazoo Country Club

1609 Whites Rd.

Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Cost: $35.00 prepaid, $40.00 at the door

Sponsor a table for 8 for $350.00

Cost includes breakfast


 Michelle Mei is a dedicated professional who is passionate about helping organizations tackle talent and workforce challenges. With a natural flair for innovation and a vision beyond traditional recruiting, she is committed to working alongside her clients to implement systems that attract and retain top talent. Michelle develops customized strategies to create world-class cultures for her clients and their organizations. Her focus on employee development, team engagement and deploying leadership strategies creates a viable platform for growth and succession. She draws her enthusiasm from years of experience in both external consulting and internal corporate environments, driving talent and development in a variety of industries. During her journey, Michelle has seen numerous occasions where new or existing leaders can benefit from being better supported, equipped and trained to successfully lead teams. Momentum Development Group was started with Michelle’s vision to inspire and equip leaders by deploying progressive, practical, curriculum-driven leadership development programs; one with flexibility for adapting and equipping people, at any level, to master the foundation of leading others. The goal of Momentum Development Group is to help organizations master their leadership development strategy, attract exceptional talent and create a solid foundation for sustainable growth in the future.

“Effective Talent Planning as a Necessity in Building a Great Team”

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Kalamazoo, MI

January 18, 2019


Michelle Mei

Chief Talent Officer

Momentum Development Group




CBRT|The Business Round Table

PO Box 19011

Kalamazoo, MI 49019