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Advisory Council

Wharton Center’s Advisory Council is comprised of business and community leaders of mid-Michigan who are committed to enhancing the quality of life in our region through the arts. Their efforts help position Wharton Center as one of the premier performing arts centers in the country.

Wharton Center Advisory Council Board Members

  • April Clobes, President
    MSU Federal Credit Union
  • Robin Miner-Swartz, Vice President
    Miner-Swartz Editing & Consulting
  • J. Keith Ostien, Immediate Past President
    Comprehensive Psychological Services
  • Linda Arens, Community Representative
  • Laura Baird, Judge, 30th District Court
  • Amy Basel, Delta Dental of Michigan
  • Thomas Block-Easterday, Community Representative
  • Christine B. Brogan, Community Representative
  • Ginny Brooks, Community Representative
  • Denise Carr, Community Representative
  • Paul Conn, Community Representative
  • Karen Grannemann, University Club of MSU
  • June Haas, Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn
  • Katie Hamilton, Plante Moran
  • Beth Hoger, Community Representative
  • Camille Jensen, McLaren Health System
  • Bonnie Knutson, The School of Hospitality Business, MSU
  • Cathy Lazar, Community Representative
  • Michelle Massey, Dewpoint
  • Marvin McKinney, Outreach & Engagement Strategic Investment
  • Rachel Michaud, Gillespie Group
  • Sheila Moore, Community Representative
  • Jim Paul, PNC Bank
  • Andrea Ragan, Northwestern Mutual
  • Arlene Sierra, MSU Department of Radiology
  • Jay Smith, The Christman Company
  • Rich Sneary, BZEMS Group of Merrill Lynch
  • Kate Snyder, Piper and Gold Public Relations
  • Jeff Williams, Public Sector Consultants
  • Angela Witwer, Edge Partnerships
  • William Woodbury, Auto-Owners Insurance

Past Presidents

  • J. Keith Ostien (2014-2017)
  • Nancy Gibson (2013-2014)
  • Nancy Axtell (2013-2014)
  • Joe Maguire (2011-2013)
  • Chrissie Brogan (2009-2011)
  • Patricia Lloyd Barnas (2008-2009)
  • Bonnie Knutson (2007-2008)
  • John Pirich (2006-2007)
  • Carol Conn (2005-2006)
  • Rod Krol (2004-2005)
  • Arlene Sierra (2003-2004)
  • Kevin Kelly (2002-2003)
  • Jan Alleman-Trumbull (2001-2002)
  • David McKeague (2000-2001)
  • Jane Becker (1999-2000)
  • Shawn Grady (1998-1999)
  • Van Martin (1997-1998)
  • Gary McRay (1996-1997)
  • Chuck Clark (1995-1996)
  • Mark Hooper (1994-1995)
  • Mary Collins (1993-1994)
  • Wayne Sternberg (1992-1993)
  • Jack Davis (1990-1992)
  • Andrew Sheets (1989-1990)
  • Lila Radway (1988-1989)
  • Joy Adcock (1987-1988)
  • Gary Mayhew (1986-1987)
  • John Seaman (1985-1986)
  • Alan Suits (1982-1985)