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Corporate Council

Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) provides the leadership necessary to build collaboration and coordination that matches Michigan Tech's internal assets with the external assets of our corporate and foundation partners. We do this from a University-wide leadership role that employs the energy, talent, insight and influence of the Corporate Council and you! As a Michigan Tech internal network, we maximize our access to influence, broaden the number of
external players, and deepen our understanding of what our external partners want to spend money on.

 Corporate Council Chair

Cody Kangas

Cody Kangas

  • Director for Corporate Relations
ckangas@mtu.edu
906-487-1804
ATDC 204

Corporate Council Members 

Recruit Talent

Beth Williams

Beth Williams

  • Director of Career Services

Commercialize Technology

Jim Baker

Jim Baker

  • Associate Vice President for Research Administration

Philanthropy

Jodi Lehman

Jodi Lehman

  • Executive Director for Corporate & Foundation Relations

Sponsor Research

Brent Burns

Brent Burns

  • Director of Federal Relations & Corporate Research

Specialties

  • Chief federal relations officer for the University.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key legislative branch and executive branch officials, their staff members, and higher education and other policy advocates and associations.
  • Develops and implements research strategies for engaging agencies, companies, and organizations.

Engage Students

Richard Berkey

Richard J. Berkey

  • Professor of Practice, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Director, The Enterprise Program and Chair, Enterprise Governing Board
  • Advisor, Supermileage Systems Enterprise

Specialties

  • Corporate/Industry Sponsorship
  • Product Development
  • Program Management
  • Lean / Six Sigma / Design for Six Sigma Methodologies