Theresa Devries

People Strategist

Theresa DeVries’ experience includes her role as Director of Human Resources and Risk Management for a large Burger King franchise. Theresa has also worked as an Employee Benefits Consultant and Broker specializing in all aspects of employee and retiree health and welfare programs. With her education and experience in Human Resources, Risk Management, and Employee Benefit Consulting, Theresa provides a unique perspective for our clients.

Additional HR Experience

  • Hylant – Employee Benefits Consultant
  • State of Michigan, Examiner – Unemployment Insurance Agency
  • Varnum LLP, Paralegal – Labor, Employment Relations and Employee Benefits


  • Group Benefits Associate, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP)
  • Licensed Resident Producer: Life, Accident and Health; Property & Casualty


  • Association for Human Resource Management (AHRM) Greater Grand Rapids
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Power of 100 Women – Michigan Women’s Foundation
  • The Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg


  • To be or not to be exempt? A look at the Outside Sales Exemption, Small Business Association of Michigan, 2016
  • QSEHRA: Big Gift for Small Employers, HR Collaborative e-Alert, 2016

Leadership & Volunteering

  • Grand Rapids Ballet, Board of Directors and Executive Committee Member
  • Michigan Women’s Foundation, West Michigan Advisory Council