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Kari Petersen

September 02, 2021 11:24 AM | Katherine Castillo (Administrator)

  • ·       Company/Firm: Varnum LLP
  • ·       Office location:  Grand Rapids
  • ·       Line of Service/Bus. Unit:  Legal services, working with the employee benefits, tax, and corporate practice groups
  • ·       Tenure with Company/Firm and Role:  8 years, Enrolled Agent / Legal Assistant
  • ·       Family: Partner, Joe, and cat, Cojack
  • ·       Grew up in: Grand Rapids
  • ·       Lives in:  Grand Rapids
  • ·       College/Major:  MST at Grand Valley State University (currently pursuing),   PBACC in paralegal studies at Davenport University, BBA in management at Western Michigan University
  • ·       Hobbies & interests:   True crime podcasts, beauty boxes, local history
  • ·       Favorite vacation spot:   Anywhere on or near Lake Michigan
  • ·       Something people may not know about me:  I am a three-time participant in local police department and sheriff’s office citizen’s academies (Grand Rapids Police Department, Wyoming Police Department, and Kent County Sheriff’s Office).
  • ·       Favorite app on your phone:  Reddit
  • ·       One word used to describe myself:   Quirky
  • ·       Top things on my “bucket list”:   I would love to go to back Disneyworld! 
  • ·       Why did you join the MWTA?   Networking and mentoring
  • ·       If you could choose anyone as a mentor, who would you choose?  Phyllis Borzi, former head of the Employee Benefits Security Administration, known as the “Godmother” of ERISA.


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