WKAR Development Council

The WKAR Development Council is the primary volunteer fundraising body for WKAR. Council members support and advocate for the advancement of WKAR and work with the Dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences on the unit's role in the Michigan State University Capital campaign. Council members are given unique access to engage in special opportunities of WKAR.

The Development Council is composed of community leaders drawn from WKAR members, donors, underwriters, mid-Michigan leaders, and other groups as needed. Members are selected by the dean of the college, and serve at the request of the dean. Members serve three-year terms. Council membership may range from 10 to 20 members.

Each WKAR Development Council member makes a commitment to secure a minimum of $100,000 in funds over their three-year term, through underwriting, grants, corporate or individual donations.

WKAR Development Council Members

Kristen Angel
Business Development
Lansing Community College

LCC is one of the most comprehensive colleges focused on offering learning opportunities in four areas: career and workforce development, general education, developmental education, and personal enrichment. LCC is recognized as a local, state, national and international leader in forging educational partnerships with business, industry and government to better meet the needs of an ever-changing, world wide market place. LCC is strategically positioned to provide not only what students determined that they will need, but also what our society will need in the future.

T.J. Bucholz
President and Chief Executive Officer
Vanguard Public Affairs, Inc.

Vanguard Public Affairs is headquartered in Lansing, but works with clients across the country. Bucholz serves as the company's President and Chief Executive Officer. A full-service public affairs firm, specializing in strategic communications, media relations, message development, public affairs, crisis communications, and public opinion research. The company intends to make new hires in 2014.

April Clobes
President/CEO
Michigan State University Federal Credit Union

MSU Federal Credit Union's mission is to provide superior service while assisting members and employees to achieve financial security, their goals, and ultimately, their dreams. MSUFCU is owned and operated by members of the Michigan State and Oakland University communities. Over the years, we have become the largest university-based credit union in the world.

Tiffany Dowling
President and Chief Executive Officer
M3 Group

M3 is a full-service branding agency rallying together to move businesses forward. As a full-service branding agency, we assist our clients with every facet of their brand, from marketing and corporate consulting to PR and advertising services. Each of M3 Group's departments specializes in providing a unique piece to our comprehensive range of services to provide the most targeted integrated solutions for our clients. M3 Group's goal is to make our clients feel like we are part of their team. Our full-service, integrated approach allows M3 Group to manage as much or as little of a project as needed. Our clients know that M3 Group is there to support, train, consult, create and guide them on their next big adventure.

Heather Gilkey
Law Office of Heather Gilkey, PLLC

The Law Office of Heather Gilkey focuses on estate planning, trust management, business planning and real estate development. Gilkey has been practicing law since 2000 and earned promotion to partner by 2007 and started her own firm in 2013.

Emmie Musser
Media Director
GUD Marketing

Güd (simply pronounced good) represents not only what we stand for in the world, but what we discover in the brands of our clients. Through a different perspective, we uncover what matters to our clients and their customers. That's why we spell our name with a ü instead of oo. It's another perspective.

Nicole Noll Williams
Director of Marketing & Passage Development
Capital Region International Airport

Capital Region International Airport is more than just mid-Michigan's gateway to the world – we're an important asset to our community. We have an annual economic impact of $1 billion, and hundreds of thousands of travelers fly us each year. We also service thousands of tons of air cargo and provide support for corporate and general aviation.

Mark Stiles
Director of Business Development
i2Integration

i2Integration is an experienced, Lansing-based web application development agency with a tested team of IT problem solvers, designers, developers, integrators and consultants. It's not sexy work, but it's important. For your complex web systems that require signing in, registrations, educational certifications, document management and more, i2Integration has over 21-years of seamlessly integrating those systems so your members/clients are not hassled by the processes. Serving clients like one of America's largest associations as well as health care systems, government, higher-education and non-profits, our success happens when we help make your information matter. Integration. Not many want to do this work, and fewer can do it. But we live it and love it.  

Chris Thelen
Area Manager
Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy is one of the nation's largest combination utilities, providing electric and natural gas service to nearly 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents, in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties. Our Growing Forward strategy calls for investing more than $6 billion in Michigan over the next five years. The investments make Consumers Energy one of the largest investors in Michigan and will help the utility maintain and improve service to customers, create jobs, boost the state's economy and expand the state's tax base.

Scott Westerman
Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations/Executive Director
Michigan State University Alumni Association

The MSU Alumni Association embodies Michigan State University's world-grant mission to change the world for the better and improve the quality of life for every Spartan, everywhere. The MSUAA helps marshal the collective impact of nearly 500,000 Spartans around the world through lifelong connections with Michigan State.

Jose Yanez
Owner/Financial Consultant
Full Circle Financial Planning

Life takes us in many different directions, starting a career, beginning a family, retiring, leaving a legacy. Our goal is to be your partner, For Every Stage of Life. FULL CIRCLE strives to be the company that individuals and businesses in the community depend on. Our knowledge and client-centered approach make us your ideal partner in the areas of insurance, investments, retirement, and employee benefits planning.

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updated August 2015