School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration

Wes Miller, MPA '10

Business Research Manager
The Right Place, Inc.

Wes Miller Wes Miller is the Business Research Manager at The Right Place Inc., a regional economic development organization in Grand Rapids. The Right Place works to promote economic growth in the areas of quality employment, productivity, and technology in West Michigan by developing jobs through leading business retention, expansion, and attractions efforts. While in the Master of Public Administration program, Wes worked as a graduate assistant for Grand Valley State University's Johnson Center for Philanthropy. Wes and his wife, Melissa, live in Grand Rapids and serve on the Program Committee for SowHope, an international nonprofit serving women.

"My concentration in the MPA program was Nonprofit Management and Leadership. During my time in the program I came to understand the nonprofit sector and its role in society. Professors encouraged me to take what I was learning in the classroom and apply it through service learning opportunities, my internship, and my graduate assistantship. The experiences I gained through applied learning gave me a great deal of confidence as I applied for jobs and entered the workforce."

* Organization affiliations are provided for identification purposes only. All statements are the personal opinions of the individuals and do not reflect an organizational endorsement of GVSU or its MPA program.

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