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Board of Directors

It is through the tireless efforts of our board of directors that CMURC is able to meet the needs of our thriving entrepreneurial community in our region. The forward thinking vision of our great volunteer board keeps the staff inspired to do better each day. On behalf of the staff, we would like to thank the board for their efforts and look forward to working together to make this region the destination for thriving business.


Robert O. Davies, PHD

Central Michigan University



Toby Roth

Central Michigan University

Associate VP, Gov't + External Relations

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Mary Hill

Central Michigan University

VP, Financial Services + CFO

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Todd Anson

Central Michigan University

CMU Board of Trustees


David Ford

Central Michigan University

Dean College of Science + Engineering

Julie Messing

Central Michigan University

Director of Isabella Bank Institute for Entrepreneurship

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Shawna Patterson-Stephens

Central Michigan University

Vice President  + Chief Diversity Officer

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John Veilleux

Central Michigan University

Vice President, University Communications + CMO

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Melinda Coffin

Private Sector Director

CEO, Soaring Eagle Casino

Raymond Gunn

Private Sector Director


Felicia Harris


Principal + CEO

Raquel Ledesma-Perez

Private Sector Director

Diversity and Community Liaison, Hemlock Semi Conductor

Dwayne Powell, JR

PNC Bank

VP of Community Development


Jeff Stoutenburg 


Director of State Governemnt Affairs


Dan Ward

Detroit Labs

CoFounder + President 

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LeTasha Peebles 

MEDC Representative

Grant Manager, Entrepreneurship 

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