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

Thomas Haase Immediate Past President
Vice President, Morgan Stanley
Traverse City, MI

  • Member, Traverse City Rotary Club

Penny Sweeney Vice President
Wealth Management Advisor , Traverse City, MI
Traverse City, MI

Patrick Kessel Treasurer
Vice President of Finance & Advancement, Interlochen Center for the Arts
Traverse City, MI

  • Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity, Central United Methodist Church, Safe Harbor, Watershed Center

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

  • Board member, Grand Traverse Industries

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

  • Board member, Cincinnati Gearing Systems

Robert Giles
Traverse City, MI

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

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

  • Board member, Albion College

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

Marlis Mann
Retired travel consultant
Leland, MI

  • Member, International Affairs Forum
  • Member, Suttons Bay Rotary
  • Volunteer, Leelanau Historical Society

Amy Radford
Retired Marketing Director
Lake Leelanau, MI

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

Karen Smith
Community leader
Traverse City, MI

  • Board chair, City Opera House