Leaders from Grand Rapids were specifically selected for their involvement in the development of events, programming and experiences that make Grand Rapids a great place to live, work and visit. Each leader will collaborate side-by-side with local artist Cynthia Hagedorn to create an original masterpiece. The Artist-Leaders from the 2014 team nominated the leaders from Grand Rapids to be Team 2015. This year's Artist leaders are: eMily Alemán-McAlpine, senior community liaison, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan • Rick Baker, president and CEO, Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce • Steve Heacock, senior vice president of public affairs, Spectrum Health Systems • Cle Jackson, president, Greater Grand Rapids NAACP • Kristopher Larson, president and CEO, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. • Teresa Weatherall Neal, superintendent, Grand Rapids Public Schools • Jennifer Pascua, co-host of News at 5 p.m. and reporter, WZZM 13 • David M. Rahinsky, police chief, City of Grand Rapids • Darel Ross, co executive director, LINC • Meg Miller Willit, community volunteer.
- Art form: 2-D
- Medium: acrylic
- Width: 18 inches
- Year created: 2015
- Height: 24 inches
About Leadership on Canvas Team 2015
PRODUCING ARTIST: Cynthia Hagedorn. ARTIST-LEADERS 2015: eMily Alemán-McAlpine, Rick Baker, Steve Heacock, Elissa S. Hillary, Cle Jackson, Kristopher Larson, Teresa Weatherall Neal, Jennifer Pascua, David M. Rahinsky, Darel Ross, Meg Miller Willit. WRITER/POET: Steve Ralph.