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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

J. Keith Ostien, President
Comprehensive Psychological Services

April Clobes, Vice President
MSU Federal Credit Union

Jan Alleman-Trumbull
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

Frank Bustamante
BZEMS Group at Merrill Lynch

Paul Conn
Community Representative

Karen Grannemann
University Club, MSU

Dee Greenberg
Community Representative

June Haas
Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn

Nancy Hollis
Michigan State University

Bonnie Knutson
The School of Hospitality Business, MSU

Marvin McKinney
Outreach & Engagement Strategic Investment, MSU

Robin Miner-Swartz
Miner-Swartz Editing & Consulting

Sheila Moore
Community Representative

Ken Ross
Michigan Credit Union League
& Affiliates

Susan Salisbury
PNC Bank

Karen Schroeder
Mayberry Homes

Arlene Sierra
MSU Department of Radiology

Barbara Sjolander
Community Representative

Jay Smith
The Christman Company

Kate Snyder
Piper and Gold Public Relations

Vic Verchereau
Farm Bureau Insurance

Greg Walthorn
Plante Moran, PLLC

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)

  • Wharton Center for Performing Arts
  • Michigan State University
  • 750 E. Shaw LN
  • East Lansing, MI
  • PHONE: (517) 432-2000
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