As a champion for a diverse and inclusive community, the Chamber is proud to provide OutPro, an LGBTQ+ professionals group that can serve as both a resource to employers and employees, as well as an affinity group for the LGBTQ+ community.
OutPro promotes a welcoming culture in the West Michigan community and offers social and professional networking opportunities throughout the city. OutPro events are attended by professionals at all career levels, representing a diversity of corporations, small businesses, and public and non-profit organizations.
Interested in joining the OutPro Council?
The OutPro Council meets on the third Tuesday of each month and helps with planning OutPro events throughout the year. The Council has spots for up to 15 members and is open to LGBTQ+ professionals and allies.
Those interested in participating in the OutPro Council in 2020 should contact Ken James, Director of Inclusion, at 616.771.0320 or [email protected].
OutPro Council Members
Jennie Mills, MSU College of Human Medicine
Janelle Hill, Arbor Circle
Courtney Failer, Warner Norcross + Judd
Rowan Leo, 8THIRTYFOUR Integrated Communications
Dana Mate, Mitten Foundation, Inc.
Carlos Julas-Dominguez, Self-Employed
Charissa Huang, Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, PC
Questions or Comments?
Please reach out to Emily Smith, Inclusion Program Manager, at 616.771.0331 or [email protected]
LGBTQ+ Websites/Resources in Grand Rapids & Nationally