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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


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Mary Hill

Central Michigan University

VP, Financial Services + CFO


Toby Roth

Central Michigan University

Associate VP, Gov't + External Relations

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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


Kaleb Patrick

Central Michigan University

Interim Vice President, Innovation & Online


David Ford

Central Michigan University

Dean College of Science + Engineering

Julie Messing

Central Michigan University

Director of Isabella Bank Institute for Entrepreneurship


Mitchell Bal

PNC Bank

AVP Associate Relationship Manager

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Melinda Coffin

Private Sector Director

CEO, Soaring Eagle Casino


Felicia Harris


Principal + CEO

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Bob Johnson


Editor of The Saginaw News & The Bay City Times


Jeff Stoutenburg 


Director of State Governement Affairs


Dan Ward

Detroit Labs

CoFounder + President 

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LeTasha Peebles 

MEDC Representative

Grant Manager, Entrepreneurship 

Raquel Ledesma-Perez

Private Sector Director

Diversity and Community Liaison, Hemlock Semi Conductor

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