Demetrias Wolverton, The 30, 2022 honoree is sitting in a low lit room. The 30 logo in a white circle is left-flushed.

Meet The 30, 2022

The Haworth College of Business is proud to introduce the 2022 honorees.

WMU Haworth is honored to present its 2022 edition of The 30, a publication that recognizes emerging business leaders who are providing thought leadership and innovative perspectives in the business world. Selected by a committee composed of faculty, staff and recent alumni, these honorees represent the work ethic, innovation and passion that are synonymous with being a Business Bronco.

Wyman, Kaur, Novosad, Bogan

Anthony

  • Shaquille Anthony is wearing a black blazer and peach shirt.

    Shaquille Anthony, B.B.A.’16

    Anthony has been motivated by one purpose since his time at WMU⁠—creating equitable access to employment opportunities. It’s this passion that drove him to a senior talent engagement specialist role at SpartanNash, where he makes a difference leading community outreach and cultivating top talent.

    Breaker of Barriers

Kinney, Young, Erdman, Cox

Chibende

  • Patricia Chilbende is wearing a navy jacket and pink shirt.

    Patricia Chibende, B.B.A.’14

    Chibende has found herself in many roles ranging from corporate accountancy to nonprofit leadership. It has been in this breadth of experience that she has greatly impacted her community beyond crunching numbers.

    Finance Aficionado

Novoselsky, Cahill, Walt

Armbrister

  • Bob Armbrister is wearing a blue suit and checkered tie.

    Bob Armbrister, B.B.A.’06, MBA’13

    Armbrister understands the need for data and efficiency in a post-pandemic world. As president and CEO of SPARK Business Works, and as CIO of CSM Group, Armbrister has seen how technology, positioned between people and processes, can help businesses pull ahead of their competitors.

    Chief Innovator

Warr, Halloran, Sullivan, Garcia

Wolverton

  • Demetrius Wolverton is sitting in a chair, wearing a black shirt and grey pants.

    Demetrias Wolverton, B.B.A.’13

    Wolverton is a pillar in their community. As a creator, an educator and an organizer for social justice with an emphasis on racial and gender equity, they continuously work to inspire change and give hope for a better future in the city of Kalamazoo.

    The Equity Advocate

Voska, Duymovic, Luft, Holman

Mahler

  • Ashley Mahler, B.B.A.’19

    Ashley Mahler is a strategist who gets results. Working with passion and pride, she weaves together marketing campaigns with equal parts data and heart. As she leads marketing projects, she is also focused on destigmatizing discussions about mental health in the agency world.

    The Solid Strategist

Coleman, Nyhuis, Heselschwerdt, McLaughlin

Tyranski

  • Daniel Tyranski is wearing a red tshirt.

    Daniel Tyranski, B.B.A.’14

    From the automotive to tech to craft beer industries, Tyranski has always looked for ways to push the limits of his career. The adventurous spirit that led him into supply chain positions across industries inspired him to found his own brewery, Nomadic Beerworks.

    Backpacking Brewer

About

  • What is The 30?

    The 30 is a publication from the Haworth College of Business that recognizes emerging business leaders who are providing thought leadership and innovative perspectives in the business world. 

    Like many publications highlighting business leaders, The 30 honors impact in the business world, and it also connects alumni with the college and one another through networking.

  • What is the criteria for being part of The 30?

    In order to qualify, nominees must:

    • Have graduated from WMU Haworth in the past 10 years.
    • Have significant achievements through application of their business and leadership skills.
    • Have demonstrated a strong sense of vision for the future.
    • Have a minimum of two years of professional experience.
  • How are honorees selected?

    A committee composed of faculty, staff and recent alumni evaluate the nominations (with names redacted), using a holistic scoring method, looking for evidence of the following:

    • Significant accomplishments in the business world since graduation (maximum of 20 points)
    • Meeting or surpassing milestones—corporate or external recognition of efforts (maximum of 10 points)
    • Community involvement and vision in regard to service (maximum of 10 points)

    Up to 10 additional points will be awarded based on the panel's overall impression of the materials (completeness and strong narrative as to why this person is worthy of being honored).

    While each nominee may not excel in each of the above areas, evidence of achievement in several of the areas above will create a strong nomination.

    If you have any questions about The 30 or the application process, please contact Stacey Anderson

  • How do I nominate myself or someone else for The 30?

    If you know of an alum who should be included, or if you meet the criteria for The 30, then fill out our nomination form for the college's digital publication.

    The deadline for choosing the next class of The 30 is October 21, 2022.

  • Who are the past honorees?

    Now in its fourth cycle, The 30, has recognized many accomplished individuals from the Haworth College of Business. View past publications.