Talent Development

Talent Development

The Grand Rapids Chamber works to develop top training programs to grow the region’s best talent.

We know that our community’s growth and success are powered by a skilled, diverse workforce. That’s why we’re committed to helping West Michigan businesses to expand the depth and breadth of their talent at every level of the organization. From CEO roundtables to the ATHENA awards, we’re committed to developing a more creative and capable workforce for our community.


Your Team of Talent Development Experts

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Dante Villarreal

VP of Talent and Business Development


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Ken James

Director of Inclusion


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Mel Trombley

Director of Leadership Programs


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Monica Mendez

Talent Development Manager


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Emily Smith

Inclusion Manager


I need programs like the Chamber's both as a professional and as an artist. I’m actively looking for safe spaces to connect with people who share similar stories, struggles, and successes.” - Jeffrey Songco/ArtPrize Winning Artist
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