Duly Noted

 Michigan History Foundation board is eager to tackle

In September, the Michigan History Foundation announced its newly elected board of directors for a two-year term, including both returning and first-time members.
The foundation’s officers include Chair Jack Dempsey of Dickinson Wright, PLLC; Vice Chair Deb Muchmore of Marketing Resource Group, Inc.; Vice Chair Paul Brown of Michigan Economic Development Corporation; Secretary Arlene Sierra of Michigan State University; and Past Chair Patrice Merritt of the Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation.
“We are pleased to have such an innovative and passionate group of officers and board members,” said Patricia Clark, executive director of the Michigan History Foundation. “Our vision is to foster and maintain a world-class history program for Michigan’s citizens and visitors and to instill a sense of pride in the communities — large and small — within which Michiganders live, work, play and study. I believe this group will lead us there.”
This year’s directors also include John R. Axe, Municipal Financial Consultants, Inc.; Merri Jo Bales, Consumers Energy; Marilyn Fine, Johnson Controls, Inc.; Mark T. Gaffney, Michigan State AFL-CIO; Randolph Ragsdale; William C. Rands, III, Sagres Partners, L.P.; Andrew C. Richner, Clark Hill, PLC; Joe Schwarz, M.D.; and Edward Surovell, Edward Surovell Realtors.
Clark predicts 2011 to be a fast-paced and successful year. “The Foundation proposes to expand the scope of its successful private/public partnership in order to create dynamic Michigan history programs that will shape and serve 21st century Michigan,” she said.
The Michigan History Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1989 by a group of visionary Michigan businesses, industries, civic and political leaders to raise private funds from donors interested in ensuring Michigan’s rich history, people and culture are maintained to inspire generations today and in the future. For more information about the Founda-
tion, visit www.michigan