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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
    MSUFederalCreditUnion
  • Robin Miner-Swartz, Vice President
    Miner-Swartz Editing & Consulting
  • J. Keith Ostien, Immediate Past President
    Comprehensive Psychological Services
  • Linda Arens
    Community Representative
  • Amy Basel
    Delta Dental of Michigan
  • Thomas Block-Easterday
    Community Representative
  • Mark Brett
    Sparrow Health Systems
  • Christine B. Brogan
    Community Representative
  • Ginny Brooks
    Liberty Title
  • Paul Conn
    Community Representative
  • Eva Evans
    Community Representative
  • Karen Grannemann
    University Club, MSU
  • June Haas
    Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn
  • Katie Hamilton
    Plante Moran
  • Beth Hoger
    Community Representative
  • Nancy Hollis
    Michigan State University
  • Camille Jensen
    McLaren Health System
  • Bonnie Knutson
    The School of Hospitality Business, MSU
  • Michelle Massey
    Dewpoint
  • Marvin McKinney
    Outreach & Engagement Strategic Investment
  • Sheila Moore
    Community Representative
  • Karen Schroeder
    Mayberry Homes
  • 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
  • Vic Verchereau
    Farm Bureau Insurance
  • Jeff Williams
    Public Sector Consultants
  • Angela Witwer
    Edge Partnerships
  • William Woodbury
    Auto-Owners Insurance

Past Presidents

  • 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)