Wayne State University

Foundation Board of Directors

Maggie Allesee

Maggie Allesee

Arts Advocate and Philanthropist

James Anderson

James Anderson

President
Urban Science Applications, Inc.

Eugene Applebaum

Eugene Applebaum

1936 – 2017
In memory of an innovator, leader, advocate and friend

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Joy Baxt

Nurse Educator

Arthur Bryant

Arthur Bryant

Mayor Pro Tem
City of Grosse Pointe Woods

Susan Burns

Susan Burns

President, Wayne State University Foundation Board

Vice President, Development and Alumni Affairs, Wayne State University

Julius Combs, M.D.

Julius Combs, M.D.

Chairman and President
National Healthcare Scholars 

Walter Douglas

Walter Douglas

Chairman
Avis Ford, Inc.

Ty Fahner

Ty Fahner

Partner
Mayer Brown LLP

Yousif Ghafari

Yousif Ghafari

Chairman

Ghafari Associates, LLC

Paul Glantz

Paul Glantz

Chief Executive Officer
Emagine Entertainment, Inc.
and COO, Proctor Financial, Inc.

Elliott Hall

Elliott Hall

Member
Dykema Gossett, P.L.L.C.

David M. Hempstead

David M. Hempstead

Member

Bodman PLC

Frank Jeney

Frank Jeney

President, Wayne State University Alumni Association

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Peter Karmanos

Chairman and Co-founder
MadDog Technology

Denise J. Lewis

Denise J. Lewis

Partner
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

Taylor Lewis, M.D.

Taylor Lewis, M.D.

1943 – 2017
In memory of a dedicated volunteer and generous supporter

David Meador

David Meador

Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer
DTE Energy Company

David A. Nicholson

David A. Nicholson

Member, Wayne State University Board of Governors
Vice Chairman, PVS Chemicals, Inc.

Sandra Hughes O’Brien

Sandra Hughes O’Brien

Chair, Wayne State University Board of Governors

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Spencer Partrich

Principal and Co-owner
Lautrec, Inc.

Louis Romano

Louis Romano

President, Wayne State University Academic Senate

David Salzman

David Salzman

Hollywood Executive and Producer

A. Paul Schaap

A. Paul Schaap

Founder
Lumigen, Inc.

John Schwarz, M.D.

John Schwarz, M.D.

Former U.S. Congressman
7th District of Michigan

Frederick Sievert

Frederick Sievert

Retired President
New York Life Insurance Company

Matthew J. Simoncini

Matthew J. Simoncini

Chair, Wayne State University Foundation Board Of Directors
President and Chief Executive Officer
Lear Corporation

Stephen Strome

Stephen Strome

Retired Chairman and CEO
Handleman Company

Gary Torgow

Gary Torgow

Founder and President
Sterling Group

M. Roy Wilson

M. Roy Wilson

President
Wayne State University 

Neco Walker

Neco Walker

Secretary
Wayne State University Foundation Board of Directors