Board of Directors

Board Officers

 

 

Chair

L. Robert McConnell, DPA
Retired
Western Michigan University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vice Chair

Jerry Swartz
Retired
Educator

 

 

 

 

 

Secretary

Tom Stewart
Managing Partner
Commomwealth Enterprises

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treasurer

Jamie Rabe
Senior Manager
Andrews Hooper Pavlik, PLC

 

 

 

 

 

Immediate Past Chairperson

Dorothy E. Maxwell
President
Max Weingar Group

 

 

 

 

Standing Committees

Audit Committee
Jim Hunsanger, Chairperson
MSU Federal Credit Union

Scott Keith, Vice-Chairperson
Lansing Entertainment & Public Faciliies Authority

Community Investment Committee
Paula K. Van Dam, Chairperson
State of Michigan Department of Human Services

Susan Porrett, Vice-Chairperson
Davenport University

Finance Committee
Jamie Rabe, Chairperson/Board Treasurer
Andrews Hooper Pavlik,  PLC

Ralph Sovran, Vice-Chairperson
Independent Bank

Fund Development Committee
Sam Clark
Clark Construction

Dr. Linda Logan, Vice-Chairperson
Olivet College

Governance Committee
Vennie Gore, Chairperson
Michigan State University

Jerry Swartz
Retired

Human Resources Committee
Kristine Zayko, Chairperson
Michigan State University

Deb Bittner, Vice-Chairperson
Clerical Technical Union of MSU

Public Relations & Branding Committee
Mark Nixon, Chairperson
Nixon Communications

Kylie Rogers Strahan, Vice-Chairperson
Blohm Creative Partners

Strategic Planning Committee

Lisa Webb-Sharpe, Chairperson
Lansing Community College

Thomas Stewart, Vice-Chairperson
Commonwealth Enterprises

 

At-Large Members

 
John Roy Castillo, Attorney
Senior Citizens Law Center
 
Erik Decker, Vice President, Finance & Administration
Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau
 
Tiffany Dowling, President/CEO
M3 Group
 
Myron Freeman, President/Attorney
Freemand Consulting Group
 
Randy Freeman
UAW Local 652
 
Cheryl Graham
Rapaport, Pollack, Farrell & Waldron, P.C.
 
Josh Hovey, Vice President
Truscott Rossman
 
Chris Keck
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 333
 
John Miller, Material/Team Leader
General Motors
 
Dru Mitchell
Clinton County Economic Alliance
 
Patricia Munshaw, Community Volunteer
Tri-County Office on Aging
 
James "Jim" Paul, Executive Vice President
PNC Bank
 
Rebecca Poynter, President
Lansing State Journal
 
Marcos Purty, Plant Manager, Lansing Delta Township Assembly
General Motors
 
Bill Reed, President
UAW Local 602 
 
Leah Ann Sherer
Junior League of Lansing
 
Kylie Rogers-Strahan, Account Executive & New Media Specialist
Blohm Creative Partners
 
Jim Schumacher, Senior VP of Information Systems & Technology
Auto-Owners Insurance Company
 
Teresa Szymanski, Chief of Operations
Lansing School District
 
Keith Williams, Consultant
Pondera Advisors, LLC