Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Members

Brenda Ryan

  • Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Appointment: 2015 – 2022

Mailing Address

Ryan Industries, Inc.
30369 Beck Road
Wixom, MI 48393-2840

William Johnson

  • Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Appointment: 2015 – 2022

Mailing Address

The Berean Group, LLC
P.O. Box 994
Newaygo, MI 49337

John U. Bacon

  • Member, Board of Trustees
  • Appointment: 2019–2026

Mailing Address

  • PO Box 7326
    Ann Arbor, MI 48107 

Robert Jacquart

  • Member, Board of Trustees
  • Appointment: 2013 – 2020

Mailing Address

Jacquart Fabric Products
1238 Wall Street
Ironwood, MI 49938

Linda Kennedy

  • Member, Board of Trustees
  • Appointment: 2013–2020

Mailing Address

One Hamilton Road
MS 1-1-BC18
Windsor Locks, CT 06096

Jeffrey C. Littmann

  • Member, Board of Trustees
  • Appointment: 2019–2026

Mailing Address

  • Trustee, Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Fdn.
    3101 East Grand Blvd., Suite 200
    Detroit, MI 48202 

Derhun Sanders

  • Member, Board of Trustees
  • Appointment: 2017 – 2024

Mailing Address

External Business Office
Government Partnership Liaison/Congressional Lead
RDECOM-TARDEC
Bldg 200A MS205
Warren, MI 48397-5000

Steven Tomaszewski

  • Member, Board of Trustees
  • Appointment: 2017 – 2024

Mailing Address

Director, Sustainable Workplaces
General Motors, LLC
Global Technical Center
31295 Charles Kettering Road
Warren, MI 48092-2368

Terms of Appointment
Name Appointment Start Appointment End
John U. Bacon January 1, 2019 December 31, 2026
Robert Jacquart January 1, 2013 December 31, 2020
Bill Johnson, Vice Chair January 1, 2015 December 31, 2022
Linda Kennedy January 1, 2013 December 31, 2020
Jeffrey C. Littmann January 1, 2019 December 31, 2026
Brenda Ryan, Chair January 1, 2015 December 31, 2022
Derhun D. Sanders January 1, 2017 December 31, 2024
Steven M. Tomaszewski January 1, 2017 December 31, 2024

Richard J. Koubek (ex-officio)
John Lehman, Interim Secretary
Julie Seppala, Treasurer