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Bob Eames, Executive Director

Bob Eames is the founding executive director of the Calvin Center for Innovation in Business and is responsible for engaging students, faculty members, and community members in CCIB-related activities. He also teaches marketing, internships, and the business capstone course in the Calvin College Business Department. Prior to joining Calvin College, Eames worked as a consultant and executive in several firms in the insurance, advertising, and office furniture industries. His current research interests are in experiential learning and a variety of marketing-related topics. Eames holds BBA and MBA degrees in marketing from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Gwen Vryhof, Program Coordinator

Gwen Vryhof is the program coordinator for the Calvin Center for Innovation in Business and is responsible for executing CCIB-related programs and initiatives. Vryhof has more than seven years of marketing communications and public relations experience and is co-owner of a Grand Rapids-based communications firm. She holds her Master of Science in Communications degree from Northwestern University (Evanston Campus) and a bachelor's degree in Business Communications from Calvin College.