Past Meetup

Lunch & Leadership lecture with WZZM's Catherine Behrendt

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Please join us for a very special end of season Ladies on the Lakeshore Lunch and Learn. Since the 4th Tuesday of the month falls just after Memorial Day, and we are blessed to have the opportunity to learn from a wonderful woman and strong leader in our community, we have decided to move the meeting forward one week.

I met Catherine Behrendt years ago when I was working for Pine Rest and went on the Take 5 show to share Relationship tips. For over 8 years now I have had the opportunity to be part of her local talk show and watch her leadership skills in action. She's warm, witty, and has accomplished so much professionally and personally that I am sure we can all learn a lot from her. See you soon!
Remi Spicer, LMSW
Great Lakes Counseling

Here is a bit of her bio:

Catherine Behrendt came to WZZM 13 in 1987 as a news producer and special projects reporter. As a reporter, she covered a variety of "beats," from crime to education to the lakeshore. Catherine anchored the morning and noon news on WZZM 13 for ten years and then went off the air for three years, during which time she worked in station management. First, she became Special Projects Manager in News and in 2001, she was given her own department and named Community and Special Projects Director.
Catherine continues to serve on the station's management team, but with a new department, Local Programming and Community. She oversaw the launch of a new Local Programming Unit at WZZM 13 and the first project to come out of that unit is Take Five & Company.

Catherine is active in the community as a volunteer. She currently serves on the Boards of Directors for ACCESS and the Rockford Education Foundation. She is also a National Board member for Bethany Christian Services and chairs the agency's International Committee. Catherine serves on a variety of community diversity initiatives. She is a past president of the Junior League of Grand Rapids. She has also served on the Boards of Directors for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the American Cancer Society, the West Michigan Alzheimer's Association, the Kent County Humane Society, the Direction Center and the Grand Rapids Metropolitan YMCA.

Catherine and her husband, Kurt, have two children, Carly and Christopher. They make their home in Rockford.