Training tomorrow’s leaders with a new partnership



GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Consumers Energy and Grand Valley State University broke ground Monday on a new leadership development center in Grand Rapids.

The Consumers Energy Leadership Center will go up along the Grand River on Front Avenue NW on GVSU’s Pew Campus next to the Seidman College of Business. The $15 million, 35,000-square-foot facility is being built to accommodate professional development and training of Consumers Energy’s top leadership employees. GVSU will also have access to and make use of the facility.

“Grand Valley has been a fabulous partner with us over the years, Grand Rapids the city itself provides our largest electric market,” Consumers Energy Senior Vice President Dan Malone said.

The Leadership Center is scheduled to open in late 2016.“The building itself is going to be dedicated to leadership development. That’s part of our business as well. And we’ll be able to use the facilities here, as well as the Consumers Energy people using the Seidman Center and other places here along the Grand Rapids Pew Campus,” GVSU President Thomas Haas said.

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