Board of Trustees Welcomes Five New Members
The Alma College Board of Trustees, meeting May 4, approved the appointment of five new members. Joining the 31-member board are:
• Tom Andison, first vice president and financial planner with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company in Port Huron. His ties to Alma College stem from his involvement with the Presbyterian church and his Scottish ancestry, which he traces back to 1728 Scotland.
• Erika K. Appelt ’90, partner and attorney with Barnes and Thornburg in Chicago, where she specializes in environmental law. A former member of the alumni board, she recently joined the Chicago-area President’s Advisory Counsel, where she helps with student recruiting.
• Karen Asner ’89, partner with the New York law firm White & Case. She is a commercial litigator with experience in contractual disputes, domestic arbitration and issues of public international law. She has hosted alumni and student events in her home.
• Charles A. Deacon ’80, attorney and partner with the international law firm Fulbright & Jaworski in San Antonio. A frequent presenter, he has spoken on such topics as jury selection, winning trial strategies and effective use of technology in the courtroom.
• Kirk L. Smith ’81, mid-Michigan business owner and commercial real estate investor. A member of the TKE Board of Advisors, Smith also is heavily involved with the local community, including the Greater Gratiot Development Board and the City of Breckenridge Planning Committee.
Serving as Board of Trustee officers in 2013-14 will be Stephen F. Meyer ‘80, chair; Mike Sherman ‘74, vice chair; and Marcia Nunn ‘73, secretary.
Posted: Mon, May 13th, 2013 at 10:44AM