Waséyabek Development Company (WDC) announces the appointment of two individuals to leadership positions with the organization.
Sara Moore, a Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHBP) Indians Tribal Member, has been appointed to a four-year term on the WDC Board of Directors. Ms. Moore has more than ten years’ experience in marketing and communications. She currently owns her own media company located in Grand Rapids, where she offers blogging, brand management, and social media services. She is also currently a member of the NHBP Culture Committee. Ms. Moore earned both a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Science degree in Communications from Grand Valley State University.
Additionally, WDC has hired Danielle Smith to serve as the vice president of human resources with the firm. Ms. Smith brings with her more than twenty years’ experience in the human resources field at large and mid-sized companies. Prior to joining Waséyabek, she led the global human resources efforts for Shape Corp., a Tier 1 automotive supplier headquartered in West Michigan. Her specialties include organizational development, change management, and human resources process integration. Ms. Smith has served on a variety of community, educational, and industry boards including the GVSU HR Advisory Board, TalentFirst, and the Employers Association of West Michigan. She has an undergraduate degree in Political Economy and a graduate degree in Human Resources from Michigan State University.
“We’re pleased to welcome Sara and Danielle to WDC,” said Deidra Mitchell, President and CEO. “They each bring a set of life and professional skills that will strengthen our Board and our organization.”