Board of Directors

Susan Cogswell President
Retired, General Motors
Traverse City, MI

  • Past President, Traverse Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors
  • Past President, The Economic Club of Traverse City
  • Past Chair, Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation

Robert Giles Vice-President
Traverse City, MI

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

Kadra Kierczynski Treasurer
Assurance Manager, Rehmann
Traverse City, MI

Geoffrey Peckham Secretary
Founder & Chairman of the Board, Clarion Safety Systems
Leland, MI

  • Founder & Director, Tusen Takk Foundation
  • Chair, ISO Committee for Graphical Symbols
  • Chair, ANSI Z535 Committee

Ward Lamphere, Immediate Past 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

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

  • Board member, Cincinnati Gearing Systems

Robert B. Hetler
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

Mary Beth Milliken
Traverse City, MI

  • Member, Parks Commission Peninsula Township
  • Member, Economic Club
  • Member, Traverse Yacht Club

Amy Radford
Retired Marketing Director
Lake Leelanau, MI

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

Ron Yocum
Retired President and CEO of American Plastics Council
Traverse City, MI

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