Duly Noted

 Varnum welcomes

new members to Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council 
Varnum recently announced its 2010-2012 Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council.
The Council is made up of business and community leaders of various racial and ethnic backgrounds. Its purpose is to strengthen the firm’s commitment to a culture that values racial diversity and inclusion by providing a variety of perspectives.
The eleven new members of the Council are:
Tracey Brame
Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Kathy S. Crosby
President & CEO, Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids
Connie Dang
Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Grand Valley State University
Eric Foster
Advancement Officer for Diversity, Hope College
Floriza Genautis
Owner, Management Business Solutions
Bing S. Goei
President, Eastern Floral & Gifts
Maxine Gray
Project Coordinator, Williams Group
Director and Professional Development, BL2END
Karen Morris
Senior VP of Human Resources & Government Relations, Meijer, Inc.
Dr. Khan Nedd
Infusion Associates NE
Carlos Sanchez
Executive Director, West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Luisa Schumacher
Executive Director, West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology
Visit Varnum's Diversity & Inclusion page for more information on the firm's commitment to diversity at www.varnumlaw.
Varnum’s tradition and culture strongly support valuing differences. More than ten years ago, Varnum established a Diversity Team with a mission of developing and implementing strategies for enhancing the firm’s culture toward an awareness, understanding, and appreciation of diversity.
In addition to the firm’s historical efforts, Varnum recently strengthened our commitment with the adoption of the Varnum Diversity and Inclusion Principles, a comprehensive strategy to continue building diversity into the fabric of the firm. The Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council came out of that effort.