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More than a dozen Holland connections on GRBJ's 200 list


More than a dozen Holland connections on GRBJ's 200 list

Each year, the Grand Rapids Business Journal releases a special edition naming the 200 most powerful business leaders in West Michigan. This year, more than a dozen of those leaders had a connection to The Sentinel's coverage area.

The list includes:

  • Ronald Haan, president and CEO of Macatawa Bank in Holland
  • Dick DeVos, board chair of The Windquest Group in Grand Rapids
  • Jane Clark, president of the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce serving Holland and Zeeland businesses.
  • Jennifer Owens, president of Lakeshore Advantage, an economic development corporation serving Ottawa and Allegan counties.
  • Mike Novakoski, president and CEO of EV Construction of Holland, formerly known as Elzinga and Volkers.
  • Craig Smith, chief operating officer of RedWater Restaurant Group, which owns Boatwerks and RedRock Grill in Holland and recently acquired The Butler in Saugatuck.
  • Brett VanderKamp, president of New Holland Brewing Co.
  • Mike Goorhouse, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland area, headquartered in Holland.
  • Dale Sowders, president and CEO of Holland Hospital
  • Franco Bianchi, president and CEO of Haworth in Holland
  • Steve Downing, president and CEO of Gentex in Zeeland
  • Murray Kessler, president and CEO of Perrigo in Allegan
  • Andi Owen, president and CEO of Herman Miller in Zeeland
  • Peter Beukema, CEO of Suburban Inns, headquartered in Hudsonville with several hotels in Holland.

This year, 73 percent of the selected business leaders were men, 26.5 percent were women and 0.5 percent were non-binary. The leaders held 318 degrees amongst 189 people.

For the full list, visit

Article provided by The Holland Sentinel, written by Cassandra Lybrink and the Sentinel Staff.

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