April 27, 2016, Kalamazoo, MI

The Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA) has recognized Greenleaf Trust as one of the Best and Brightest Companies To Work For® in West Michigan.

“Our talented employees, and their commitment to the clients of Greenleaf Trust, are at the heart of our success,” said Michael F. Odar, President of Greenleaf Trust. “Being recognized is an honor for our company and, more so, shines well deserved limelight on our people. We consider this honor particularly notable because we realize just how closely the well being of our employees relates to the success of our company and clients.”

An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. They include compensation, benefits and employee solutions; employee enrichment, engagement and retention; employee education and development; recruitment, selection and orientation; employee achievement and recognition; communication and shared vision; diversity and inclusion; work-life balance; community initiatives; strategic company performance and the Best of the Best Small Business.

“These companies have created impressive organizational value and business results through their policies and Best Practices in human resource management. This award has become a designation sought after by hundreds of Metropolitan Detroit area companies and is a powerful recruitment tool in the drive to attract and retain exceptional employees,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of MBPA.