Garpiel Group is committed to improving our community, so we are excited to announce that Matthew DeVries has been selected to participate in Leadership Saginaw County. Leadership Saginaw County is a personal and community leadership development program that the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce created to help develop and strengthen local leaders.
Matthew joined Garpiel Group in 2012 as a Business Development Specialist. In 2017, he advanced to Vice President of Garpiel Group. At Garpiel, we believe in helping members of our team grow as individuals and as leaders. Garpiel also is committed to supporting programs that benefit the communities we serve. Leadership Saginaw County is one example of the types of programs we back.
The Leadership program begins in August 2017 and concludes in June 2018. During monthly sessions, Matthew has the opportunity to meet monthly with public and private sector leaders as they provide information, insight and analysis of Saginaw City and Saginaw County issues and institutions.
The first Leadership Saginaw County class met in September of 1985. Many of the over 900 graduates of Leadership Saginaw County can be found in key positions on boards and committees of community-based organizations, in elected positions in local government and practicing their acquired leadership skills within their own occupations.