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The Ferris Foundation Board of Directors

Executive Board

Tim Murphy

Dr. Tim Murphy, Chair

EHS '83 President/Owner
Consortium Networks
Sarasota, FL

Arlen Dean Gaddy

Mr. Arlen-Dean Gaddy, Chair Elect

Director of Market Strategy
Erhardt Construction
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Kurt Hofman

Mr. Kurt Hofman, Past Chair

T '83
Vice President
RoMan Manufacturing, Inc.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Emily Cramer Hancock

Dr. Emily (Cramer) Hancock, Secretary

P '76
Chief Pharmacist (Retired)
State of Indiana
Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning Indianapolis, Indiana

Jim Bachmeier

Mr. Jim Bachmeier, Treasurer

Vice President
Administration and Finance
Ferris State University
Big Rapids, Michigan  

Robert Murray

Mr. Bob Murray,Executive Director

Associate Vice President for Advancement
Ferris State University
Big Rapids, Michigan 

Barb Benda

Ms. Barbara Benda, Associate Director

Ferris State University – Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Directors

Ken Bailey

Mr. Kenneth Bailey

T '90
Senior Vice President
Rockford Construction
Ada, Michigan

Matt Bissett

Mr. Matt Bissett

T ‘98
Vice-President
Atwell-Hicks, Incorporated
South Lyon, MI

Jenifer Cutter

Ms. Jenifer Cutter

B B ‘01
Regional Manager
AHC Hospitality
Grand Rapids, MI

Kevin Cross

Mr. Kevin Cross

B '86
President
Linkfield and Cross Agency, Inc.
Ada, Michigan

Paul Doyle

Mr. Paul Doyle

B '78
Principal/Owner
Inclusive/Performance Strategies
Caledonia, Michigan

David Eisler

Dr. David Eisler

President
Ferris State University
Big Rapids, Michigan

Jean Elder

Dr. Jean K. Elder

A&S D. Public Service (Hon.) '87
CEO and Senior Partner
J.K. Elder and Associates
Grand Rapids, Michigan

John Engelman

Dr. John Engelman II

A&S '64, D. Science (Hon.) '03
Scientist (Retired)
SC Johnson & Son, Inc.
Racine, Wisconsin

Gary Granger

Mr. Gary Granger

President
Granger Group
Wyoming, Michigan

Denise Graves

Ms. Denise Graves

B ‘89
University Relations Director
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Brighton, MI

Susan Jones

Ms. Susan Jones

Professor of Marketing
Ferris State University
Big Rapids, Michigan

Andrew Kalinowski

Mr. Andrew Kalinowski

B '15
Chief Financial Officer
Paradigm Treatment Centers
Santa Monica, CA

Dana King

Mrs. Dana King

B ‘82
Sculptor
Oakland, CA

Karl Linebaugh

Dr. Karl Linebaugh

D. Business and Industry (Hon.) '15
North Region President (Retired)
Chemical Bank
Big Rapids, Michigan

Matt Nawrocki

Mr. Matthew Nawrocki

T '95
CEO/
Vector's, Inc
Aurora, Colorado

David Pilgrim

Dr. David Pilgrim

Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion, and Strategic Initiatives
Ferris State University
Rockford, MI

Jack Roberts

Mr. Jack Roberts

President and CEO
Peak Positions SEO
Traverse City, Michigan

Thomas Scholler

Mr. Thomas P. Scholler

B '59, D. Business and Industry (Hon.) '84
Director of Planned Giving
Archdiocese of Detroit
Clarkston, Michigan

Dick Shaw

Mr. Dick Shaw

EHS '71, T '63
Educational Consultant (Retired)
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Kevin Simon

Mr. Kevin Simon

B '07
Comptroller
Diocese of Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Alton Smith

Dr. Alton Smith

HP '95
Radiologist
Beaumont Hospital
Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan

Terry Stewart

Mr. Terry Stewart

B '69
TLS Ventures LLC (Retired)
Fountain Hills, Arizona
Saugatuck, Michigan

Howard Stross

Mr. Howard C. Stross

B '69
President
Stross Law Firm, P.A.
Palm Harbor, Florida

Christine Visner

Mrs. Christine Visner

EHS ‘72
Grand Rapids, MI

Russ Visner

Mr. Russ Visner

B ‘73
Retired Chief Executive Officer
Etna Supply Company
Grand Rapids, MI

Emeriti Directors

Mindy Anderson

Palo Alto, CA

Michael Bigford

Big Rapids, MI

Dale DeHaan

Alto, MI

Paul Eichenberg

Novi, MI

John Fenn

Shelby Twp, MI

Mary Garvelink

Colorado Springs, CO

James Giroux

Grand Rapids, MI

John Hare

Dallas, TX

Richard Hurst

Rockford, MI

Stephanie Leonardos

Ada, MI

Dennis Lerner

Big Rapids, MI

Adel Makki

Dearborn Heights, MI

Joseph Mikols

Big Rapids, MI

Randy Phelps

Ada, MI

Elizabeth Peacock

Ann Arbor, MI

Karl Roth

Bay City, MI

Gary Trimarco

Naples, FL

Sueanne Walz

Big Rapids, MI