Cindy Brown, Executive Director, Hello West Michigan & Vice President of Talent Initiatives, The Right Place, Inc.
Cindy Brown serves as the Executive Director for Hello West Michigan, a talent attraction and retention initiative promoting West Michigan as a great place to live and work. The organization, which helps member companies increase their rate of success in recruiting top talent, is the only organization of its kind in the country. Under Cindy’s leadership, Hello West Michigan has grown its membership, programming, and regional awareness, helping establish West Michigan as a destination for top talent.
Through Hello West Michigan’s strategic partnership with The Right Place, Cindy also serves as the Vice President of Talent Initiatives and collaborates with other talent related organizations to address regional talent pipeline challenges.
Prior to this, Cindy served as Project Manager for the West Michigan Internship Initiative and had a lengthy career as the Human Resources Manager at Enterprise Rent-A-Car Greater Michigan. She has over 20 years of leadership experience in recruiting, employee development, training, and facilitation. She excels at attracting talent, generating awareness, and connecting individuals to resources. Her honors include the Michigan College Educator and Employer Alliance Don Hunt Service Award (2011) and the West Michigan Woman Brilliance Connector Award (2017).
Cindy’s work in the community extends beyond Hello West Michigan. She is currently serves on the following boards
- Vice Chair of the West Michigan Works! Workforce Development Board
- Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids Board of Directors
- Aquinas College Career Services Advisory Board
- Vice President Pulaski Days Board
- West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies Advisory Board
- Past-President for the Michigan Career Educator & Employer Alliance
Cindy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Aquinas College. Her favorite part about living in West Michigan is Lake Michigan—the sunsets, beaches, and lake effect snow.