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Lansing Alumni Board

Below are the elected members of the Lansing Alumni Board of Directors. For more information on them, feel free to connect with them on LinkedIn.

Jeff Jaros ’00
Board Vice President
NTH Consultants, Ltd

Jeff leads NTH’s Environmental Services Division and is responsible for the overall operations of the division that includes the Air Quality and Land and Water Management Business Units consisting of approximately 30 people.

Shashi Karve ’08
Board Secretary
Ivy Ambitions

Founder and President of Ivy Ambitions Shashi Karve has an MBA from Michigan State University.

Dan Besselsen ’14
Board Treasurer
Interlochen Center for the Arts

Dan is currently the assistant vice president of finance at Interlochen Center for the Arts, a not-for-profit focused on art’s education.

Lynn Andrews ’11
Board Member
Portfolio Director

Lynn is employed at The Dow Chemical Company, where she has worked for 21 years in commercial, technical, new business development, and mergers & acquisitions roles.

Lars Carlson ’15
Board Member
Youth Haven, Inc.

For the past 17 years, Lars has been employed at Youth Haven, a non-profit organization that serves over 3000 disadvantaged children annually, with locations in Michigan and Arizona.

Matt Cook ’15
Board Member
Lake Michigan Credit Union

Matt is the Assistant Vice President of Community Relations for Lake Michigan Credit Union in Grand Rapids.

Peter Gillen ’13
Board Member
Steelcase Inc.

Peter Gillen is a New Product Development Manager at Steelcase Inc. (a Fortune 1000 company with $2.75B in revenue – NYSE: SCS).

Jim Hunsanger ’15
Board Member
MSU Federal Credit Union

Jim Hunsanger is currently the Vice President of Internal Audit & Compliance at Michigan State University Federal Credit Union.

Chad Olson ’11
Board Member
Ford Motor Company

Chad Olson is a Strategic and results-oriented leader with over 15 years of delivering product strategy, program management & innovative product plans at Ford Motor Company.

LeMark Payne ’11
Board Member
Spectrum Health

LeMark is the Director of Inclusion and Diversity Center of Expertise for Spectrum Health, a not-for-profit, integrated health system in West Michigan that includes nine hospitals, more than 600 employed providers and a health plan with 625,000 members.

Lori Powell ’15
Board Member
State of Michigan

Lori is employed at the State of Michigan, Department of Technology, Management and Budget where she has worked for over 17 years.

Cathy Zell ’12
Board Member

Cathy Zell is the Senior Director of Development for WKAR, a public broadcast network with three TV stations and two radio stations serving mid-Michigan.

Eli Broad College of Business

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