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Our Board of Directors

MSU Foundation Advisory Board

The MSU Foundation Advisory Board is a group of distinguished friends and alumni of Michigan State University that serve as a sounding board to the MSU Foundation. The board is engaged in business activities around portfolio management, grant programs, technology commercialization, venture creation, venture investment, real estate, and partnerships.

Our Advisory Board

Brian Burgess

Glengarry Partners

Brian Tochman

Trust Ventures

Chris Sugden

Edison Venture Partners

David Elliott

GI Partners

Donnie Haye


Erik J. Brown

Aspire Capital Partners

Frank Freund

Accident Fund

Jason Fuller

New Enterprise Associates

Jay Levy

Lazard Capital Management

John Cambier

IDEA Fund Partners

Julie Fasone Holder

JFH Insights

Melissa Mackey


Mike Miller

Liquid 2 Ventures

Patrick Lennon


Patti Glaza

Invest Detroit

Race Foster

Drs. Foster & Smith

Ruju Srivastava

Gritstone Oncology

MSU Foundation Emeritus Board Members

The success of the MSU Foundation was made possible by a number of individuals who served our organization over the years. While these individuals’ terms expired, they continue to be engaged with MSU and the MSU Foundation.

Our Emeritus Board Members

Alec McAree

Red Cedar Management

John McLane


Craig Brown

Owner, Greenville Drive Baseball Team; former CEO of Bcom3 Group

Bob Burgess

Retired President and CEO of Pulte Homes

Joan Garety

VP Finance & Treasurer, Meijer Inc. (retired); 2005 inductee to the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame

Ron Goldsberry

VP, Deloitte Consulting (retired); VP Global Services Business Strategy, Ford Motor Company

John Gorman

Partner, The Jorman Group

Phil Hickey

Former CEO, RARE Hospitality; Chair, Red Lobster

Joon Moon

Mt. Rose Capital

Edward James

Chair emeritus, ER James Homebuilder, Urban Land Institute, Past President Western Golf Association, National Trustee, Boys, and Girls Club of America, Economic Club of Chicago

Glenn Schafer

Chairman, Janus Capital Group; Pacific Life Insurance Company, Genesis HealthCare, GeoOptics

Gary Seevers

Goldman Sachs Presidents Council of Economic Advisers, Commodity Futures Trading Commission