Board of Directors

Ward Lamphere President 
Retired Marketing Executive, General Motors
Traverse City, MI

  • Former Vice-President, Birmingham Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra
  • Board member, Encore Winds
  • Volunteer, Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency
  • Freelance Professional Musician

Robert B. Hetler Immediate Past President
Retired Global Relationship Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
Suttons Bay, MI

Former Board Member: Berkeley Symphony, Berkeley, California; California Symphony, Walnut Creek, California; Aurora Theatre Company, Berkeley, California; Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, California; San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum, San Francisco, California; Berkeley Public Education Foundation, Berkeley, California

  • Former Trustee, Albion College, Albion, Michigan
  • Board Member, Leelanau Christian Neighbors
  • Member, Suttons Bay – Leelanau County Rotary Club
  • Member, Harvard Business School Club of Michigan
  • Classroom Volunteer, Anna Maria Elementary School, Holmes Beach, Florida

Robert Parker Vice President
Attorney, Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge
Traverse City, MI

  • Board member, Grand Traverse Industries

Nicole Philibosian Gentry Secretary
Associate Broker, EXIT Realty Paramount
Traverse City, MI

  • Professional Opera Singer
  • Accomplished Pianist, Educator and Coach
  • Volunteer, Bible Baptist Church

Don Bell
Retired Senior Financial Officer, SENCORP
Traverse City, MI

  • Board member, Cincinnati Gearing Systems

Susan Cogswell
Retired, General Motors
Traverse City, MI

  • Past President, Traverse Symphony Orchestra Board
  • Past President, The Economic Club of Traverse City
  • Past President, Old Mission Women’s Club

Robert Giles
Traverse City, MI

  • Member, International Affairs Forum
  • Volunteer, Leelanau Conservancy, National Writers Series and Interlochen Center for the Arts

E. Thomas Maguire
Retired attorney
Traverse City, MI

  • Member, Traverse City Economic Club
  • Board member, International Affairs Forum
  • Commissioner, Peninsula Township Planning Commission
  • Volunteer, Traverse City Botanic Garden

Amy Radford
Retired Marketing Director
Lake Leelanau, MI

Thomas Skinner
Senior Executive Producer, Free to Choose Media
Suttons Bay, MI

Mark Strom

Ron Yocum
Traverse City, MI

  • Life Trustee, Gettysburg College
  • Board member, Boy Scouts of America National Foundation