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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

  • Robin Miner-Swartz, President
    Miner-Swartz Editing & Consulting
  • Amy Basel, Vice President
    Delta Dental
  • April Clobes, Immediate Past President
    MSU Federal Credit Union
  • Jan Alleman-Trumbull, Community Representative
  • Linda Arens,
    Community Representative
  • Laura Baird,
    Judge, 30th Circuit Court
  • Andrea Binoniemi, Northwestern Mutual
  • Thomas Block-Easterday,
    Community Representative
  • Christine B. Brogan,
    Community Representative
  • Ginny Brooks,
    Community Representative
  • Carol Conn,
    Community Representative
  • Jennifer Danko,
    Plante Moran, PLLC
  • Scott Golde, Jackson National Life Insurance
  • Katie Hamilton,
    Maner Costerisan
  • Melody Hasselback, Community Representative
  • Beth Hoger,
    Community Representative
  • Racha Kardahji, Redhead Design Studio
  • 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
  • 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
  • David Tratt, Clark Trombley Randers Consulting Engineers
  • Jeff Williams,
    Public Sector Consultants
  • Angela Witwer,
    State Representative
  • William Woodbury,
    Auto-Owners Insurance

Past Presidents

  • April Clobes (2018-2019)
  • J. Keith Ostien (2014-2017, 2017-2018)
  • 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)