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

President and CEO, Develop Detroit
Sonya S. Mays is the president and CEO of Develop Detroit – a newly formed real estate and housing development firm focused on improving housing stability and creating investment opportunities...
Chief Marketing Officer, Performance Health
Mike McGoohan is the Chief Marketing Officer of Performance Health, a leader in consumer healthcare and the largest global manufacturer and distributor of products to the physical therapy, sports...
Attorney / Investor / Advisor / Managing Member, Namwen LLC
Eric’s background includes roles as general counsel, operating executive, and investor. Eric has more than 24 years of experience building and leading business operations and corporate legal affairs...
Partner, Ernst & Young
Dave Noonan has more than 20 years of experience with Ernst & Young serving a broad range of clients, including SEC registrants, as well as privately held companies. Dave joined EY’s Detroit...
Director, PwC
Alan joined PwC in 2015 with more than 20 years of experience in supply chain and strategic sourcing across various industries including consumer products and retail. Alan has deep expertise working...
Managing Director, Navigant, and leader of Strategic Solutions and Academic Medical Center
Scott Ransom is a Managing Director at Navigant and leader of Strategic Solutions and Academic Medical Center practices within the Healthcare Consulting Practice. He consults to hospitals, health...
Vice President and Treasurer, Apollo Education Group/University of Phoenix
Simit is currently the Vice President and Treasurer of Apollo Education Group/University of Phoenix, which provides educational support and services, consulting services, and technical support...
Client Advisor, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Cecil Shepherd is a client advisor in the Corporate & Investment Bank at JPMorgan in New York City. He is also president of the Michigan Ross Alumni Club of New York, a position he has held since...
CEO, Smitn Marketing Consulting
Nicole Smith is the owner and CEO of Smitn Marketing Consulting a marketing strategy firm based in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Named one of the top 500 executives in Dallas by D Magazine, Nicole...
CEO, Obility
Mark is the founder and CEO of Obility. This is an advanced firm in the specialized field of medical and surgical equipment distribution to hospitals, healthcare centers, and related enterprises. His...
Assistant Professor of Management, Marilyn Davies College of Business University of Houston
Candace M. TenBrink Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Marilyn Davies College of Business at the University of Houston – Downtown. She primarily teaches strategy to undergraduates...
President and COO, Emmis Communications
Patrick Walsh is president, chief operating officer, and sits on the board of directors at Indianapolis-based Emmis Communications. In his role, Walsh leads the company’s radio division, which...

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