Bill Holsinger-Robinson, a noted Grand Rapids business founder and executive, and The Frederik Meijer Endowed Honors Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Grand Valley State University, will kick off the 2012-13 Wheelhouse Talks.
The Wheelhouse Talks are a series of speakers who will address issues of leadership for the Cook Leadership Academy at Grand Valley’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies.
Hauenstein Center Wheelhouse Talks
Wednesday September 12, 2012
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
2 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Holsinger-Robinson’s presentation will address his experiences as a design-thinking entrepreneur and his process that helps bring those ideas to life, along with his involvement in programs like the SEED Collective, 5x5 Night, ArtPrize, and as a host of TEDxGrand Rapids.
“We are excited to launch this year’s Wheelhouse Talks with Bill Holsinger-Robinson,” said Gleaves Whitney, director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies. “He represents the kind of leader we like to put in front of Grand Valley students – one who is innovative, entrepreneurial, and accessible.”
Holsinger-Robinson is the first speaker in the series, and will be followed throughout the fall and winter by five other inspiring guests, starting with Yang Kim, an executive at Peopledesign; Frederick Antczak, the dean of Grand Valley’s College of Liberal Arts and Studies; Kerri Reinbold, owner and founder of Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse; Troy Evans, transformational pastor and founder of The Edge Urban Fellowship; and Leann Arkema, CEO of Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.
For more information on the Wheelhouse Talks, visit allpresidents.org.