Representatives of the Alumni Board of Governors generously offer their time, talent, and treasure to strengthen the connection between Michigan Ross and its alumni. The board acts as the voice of the broader alumni community and drives initiatives that foster strong alumni engagement.


Meet the Michigan Ross Alumni Board of Governors

Managing Director, Techstars
Chris is a London-based entrepreneur, FinTech investor, advisor, and mentor. He is a Managing Director at Techstars, a global ecosystem that helps entrepreneurs build great businesses. Chris has...
President, LA Energy Solutions LLC
John Antone is currently residing in Japan, where he is consulting on solar investments for several companies. Prior to this, John was named corporate vice president of marketing for the Energy and...
CEO, Diduce Technologies PLC & Quantta Analytics PLC
Ritesh is an entrepreneur with rich experience in setting up and running companies in India and the U.S. He was the founder and managing director of Calcom Cement Plc. until November 2012. He is...
Compliance Director, Owens Corning
Angela Carter is the Compliance Director for Owens Corning, where she leads a team in managing the Company’s global compliance programs, including policy management, training and awareness, risk...
Managing Director, Freeland Briese
Robert has more than 15 years of professional experience, including seven years of mergers and acquisitions transaction experience. Prior to co-founding Freeland Briese in 2015, Robert worked in...
Growth Consultant, Independent
Erin Clark is a marketing executive specializing in ideation, launch strategy, and leading early-stage execution of new capabilities that drive profitable growth. She is an expert in personal lines...
Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Mercedes-Benz USA
Tamika Curry Smith is the Head of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Mercedes-Benz USA, where she is responsible for the formulation and implementation of the company’s diversity and inclusion...
President, Bankers Life
Scott Goldberg is president of Bankers Life, a national insurer serving the retirement needs of middle-market consumers. Headquartered in Chicago, Bankers Life has over 5,000 exclusive insurance...
Managing Director, First Republic Private Wealth Management
Rick has more than five years of experience in wealth management and focuses on working with entrepreneurs and private business executives. Prior to First Republic Private Wealth Management, he...
Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Deborah (Sobczak) Jones is a Partner in Ernst & Young’s Professional Practice responsible for advising clients and engagement teams on the accounting for financial instruments. She has more...
Vice President, Field Holdings LLC
Cynthia (Cindy) Kaplan is currently the chief investment officer of Field Holdings Inc., a diversified holding company which invests in the capital markets, real estate, and operating businesses. In...
Managing Partner, Convero
Lee M. Koury is one of the owners of Smart Business Network, Inc., a national information and marketing services company founded in 1989 with two divisions: Smart Business Magazines...

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