Trustees Elect Officers, Welcome New Members

Darryl G. Schimeck ?82 Darryl G. Schimeck ’82ALMA — Darryl G. Schimeck ’82, chief executive officer at Versa Integrity Group, Inc., has been elected chair of the Alma College Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2022.

A 1982 graduate of Alma College and a resident of Michiana Shores, Ind., Schimeck has served on the Alma board since 2014. He succeeds Eric Blackhurst ’83, who will continue to serve as a trustee after completing a four-year term as board chair.

Deborah Lynch Fitzgerald ’93, retired chief information officer at Deltek, in Herndon, Va., has been elected vice chair, and David Devine ’90, president of Conner Engineering, LLC, and Smithfield Manufacturing, has been elected secretary.

Trustees also have approved the appointment of two new members to the 27-member board:

  • Rachelle Jacques, president and CEO at Akari Therapeutics PLC in London. She is a 1993 graduate of Alma College.
  • Burt Jordan, president at Atlantic Coastal Acquisition Corp., in New York City. He is a 1989 graduate of Alma College and served as a trustee previously from 2017–20.
Story published on June 30, 2022