Board of Directors

Susan Cogswell President
Retired, General Motors
Traverse City, MI

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

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

Paul Jarboe
Attorney, Jarboe & Pfiel
Traverse City, MI

  • Traverse City Old Town Playhouse Board of Trustees
  • WLJN/Good News Media Christian Radio Board of Directors & President
  • Northern Chapter Harley Owners Group Director
  • Grand Traverse County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee member

Mary Beth Milliken
Traverse City, MI

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

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