With more than 600 votes, President Thomas J. Haas won the West Michigan Executive Stache-Off by a landslide.
The friendly “Movember” challenge served as a reminder of men’s health awareness; it was sponsored by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan. Participants were asked to grow mustaches through November, and a shave-off was held December 3.
The other contestants in the competition were Jeff Connolly, president of West Michigan Operations and Managed Care for BCBSM; Jeff Lambert, president and managing partner for Lambert Edwards & Associates; Brian Pangle, president and CEO of Clark Retirement Community; and Jerry Kooiman, assistant dean of external relations for the MSU College of Human Medicine.
Grand Valley students, faculty and staff joined in the Facebook contest by liking Haas’ photo. Details are here.