David Bulkowski is the Executive Director of Disability Advocates of Kent County which is a catalyst for inclusive thinking that ignites community-wide change and a means by which people with disabilities can discover their power and reinvent their own view of themselves and their capabilities. Mr. Bulkowski, a licensed attorney, works extensively with state and federal laws teaching others how these laws affect the rights and responsibilities of the community and persons with disabilities. Finally, Mr. Bulkowski has spent a great deal of time organizing and advocating for increased public transportation in the Grand Rapids region. He is a facilitator of Faith In Motion and served as the co-chair for Friends of Transit which successfully passed local millages to expand transit services in April 2000, November 2003, May 2007 and May 2011. Finally, he is active with Transportation for Michigan and has provided community organizing training throughout Michigan.
Holly Madill assists both Planning & Zoning Center and Land Policy Institute at MSU in research and outreach projects related to land use and strategic growth. She brings a diverse set of skills to this position having developed and managed planning, capacity building, and public policy projects for the private, nonprofit, institutional, and public sectors over the course of the last 15 years. She specializes in community engagement, transportation, and plan development. Holly holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Alabama and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Michigan State University.
Dr. Tracy Brower, PhD, MM, MCR
Dr. Tracy Brower is a work environment sociologist and director of Human Dynamics + Work for Herman Miller. She is the author of Bring Work to Life by Bringing Life to Work: A Guide for Leaders and Organizations (September 2014) which focuses on work-life integration and abundance. In her role at Herman Miller, Tracy leads the development of knowledge and insights related to Herman Miller’s point of view on the sociology of work – how people affect their work and work environment, and how the work and work environment affect them back. Her efforts focus on fundamental human needs and their implications for leadership and place.
Over her career, Tracy has had the opportunity to engage with a wide range of organizations including many of the Fortune 500. Tracy holds a PhD in sociology as well as a Masters of Management and a Masters of Corporate Real Estate. Tracy has been interviewed for StoryCorps, Financial Spectrum, WGVU, WHPC’s Secrets of Success, Center for Creative Leadership, BOMA Magazine, and Globe and Mail. Her work has been referenced in the Wall Street Journal, Green Source, and MMQB. She has also published her work in the Drucker Institute Blog, The Leader Magazine, Area Development, The Voice, Leadership Excellence, and more.