Kalamazoo, MI

July 20, 2018

 

Tom Stanfield

Owner, Team Builder, & Business Coach

Stanfield Associates

 

 

"Employees Are People, Not Just Resources: Managing Your People as People"

Tom Stanfield has worked as a business consultant in the role of Team Builder since 2008. He has been instrumental in establishing systems needed for many small businesses to reduce turnover and improve employee satisfaction. His strong background in recruiting and developing staff has been well received by multiple small businesses.

 

Previous to his consulting role, Stanfield worked for Mill Steel Company from 1991 until 2008. He joined Mill Steel Company as the Quality Systems Director and instituted their Quality Management System to comply with ISO9000. His responsibilities expanded and his title was changed to People Development Director as duties included recruiting, hiring, training and career development of their employees.

 

From 1983 to 1991 Stanfield worked at Kalamazoo Stamping & Die, a Ford parts manufacturer. At Kalamazoo Stamping, Stanfield held the roles of Industrial Engineer, Purchasing Director and Operations Manager, responsible for a multi-shift, multi-plant organization.

 

From 1965 to 1983 Stanfield worked for Checker Motors Corporation, the manufacturer of the Checker Cab and a parts manufacturer for GM. At Checker Stanfield held the roles of Industrial Engineer, Materials Manager and Purchasing Director.

 

 

Event Information:

July 20, 2018 - 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

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"We're Building People, Not Companies"

Grand Rapids, MI

August 17, 2018

 

Dave Casterline

Executive Director

Three Rivers Health Foundation

 

 

Event Information:

August 17, 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

 

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David Casterline is currently the Executive Director of the Three Rivers Health Foundation. For over 30 years, he worked in corporate America serving in corporate senior-level leadership roles. He’s currently the Chairman of the Ethics Advisory Board for the Michigan Colleges Alliance (MCA) and also serves on MCA’s Executive Board of Trustees. He’s also serving in board capacities for the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce; Glen Oaks Community College Foundation Board; Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority Economic Vitality Committee; and has been active with the Wes Leonard Heart Team and the Three Rivers Rotary Club. Casterline earned the distinction of being named an “Adrian College Institute for Ethics Fellow” in 2013. For several years, Casterline has spoken to and advised various companies, colleges and groups on the importance of building up people in the work environment. It’s all about treating people in the same manner you wish to be treated and doing the right thing. As leaders, it’s vital to create a culture that inspires growth, creativity and strong ethics – all of which are at the forefront of long-term success.

 

 

"Bullying Creates a Toxic Work Environment: What's a Leader to Do?"

Detroit, MI

September 21, 2018

 

Rich Spriggle

Senior Vice President

Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

 

 

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Event Information:

September 21, 2018 - 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Birmingham Country Club

1750 Saxon Dr.

Birmingham, MI 48009

Cost: $35.00 prepaid, $40.00 at the door

Sponsor a table for 8 for $350.00

Cost includes breakfast

 

Rich Spriggle, is part of the Challenger, Gray & Christmas (C,G&C) team, focusing on Outplacement & Executive Coaching. C,G&C was the original outplacement firm started in 60's and has been helping people in transition achieve success ever since. He leads the Detroit office and is responsible for the practice in Michigan, Northwestern Ohio and Kentucky. Prior to joining Challenger, Gray & Christmas, he was the Chief Human Resource leader for two public companies, Dana Corporation & American Commercial Lines, Rich brings a diverse background to his new role. During his career he has had P&L responsibilities in the US & Europe. His career has lead him to leadership positions in Accounting, Strategic Planning, Operations, and Global Project Leadership. These varied roles have prepared him to be able to see business from many perspectives and allowed him connect quickly with people from all walks of life and business. These experiences provide him a unique "business" perspective that allows him to partner quickly with the people from the break room to the board room. Rich has spend the majority of the last years driving significant change in organizations ranging from startups and restructurings to acquisitions/divestitures and bankruptcies. His experiences have been gained by leading projects that impact people ranging in size from 25 to over 25,000 people. He not only lived in over 15 US cities but has also lived in Europe, where he gained an up close perspective on business and people outside the US. Rich is a strong believer in people and the power of teams. He gains his greatest satisfaction in helping people and teams achieve results that they never believed possible. He has successfully completed projects that: • Facilitated the creation of a new company vision, mission, & values • Created an HR strategy linked to the business goals with specific bottom line deliverables • Redesigned the HR policies and benefits in line with the needs of the business, resulting in "significant" cost reductions • Reorganized a business unit from a clean sheet of paper resulting in improved customer service, better support for the organization and 25% fewer people • Developed competency based career paths for all functions by involving over 100 people in the organization for ownership. • Coached a first time CEO and helped build and develop the new senior "team" Rich's philosophy in business is to build strong relationships based on listening to the needs of others and cemented through the achievement of specific results. Therefore, creating a foundation of trust and high value for the future. He has an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania and an MBA in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson in New Jersey. Rich has always been an active member of the community. While in the Louisville area, he served on the Board of Directors of One Southern Indiana, Greater Clark County Educational Foundation, was a United Way volunteer , and is a Big Brother for BB/BS.

 

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

 

 

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Kalamazoo, MI 49019

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