Ford School Committee

The Ford School Committee

Founded in 1991 to promote and increase private support for the Ford School's students, research, and policy engagement, the Committee for the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy is comprised of leaders from the public and private sectors with an interest in public policy and higher education.

Ford School Committee members provide volunteer leadership in fundraising and review the goals, programs, and plans of the school--helping to develop new initiatives that further the school's education, research, and service objectives. Committee members assist with fundraising, provide links to policymakers and policymaking arenas, and provide counsel on higher education and public policy.

Ford School Committee members

Dudley Benoit, MPP '95
Executive Vice President
Alliant Capital - Woodland Hills, VA

Peter F. Borish, AB '81, MPP '82
Computer Trading Corporation - New York, New York

L. Michael Costa, MPP '82
Executive Director
California Area Agencies on Aging - Sacramento, California

Martha Darling
Retired Senior Manager
Boeing Company - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Congresswoman Deborah (Debbie) I. Dingell
U.S. House of Representatives - Washington, DC

Diana Farrell
Independent Board Director and Trustee of various organizations (Urban Institute, National Bureau of Economic Research, The National Sciences Foundation’s Committee on National Statistics, Institute for Practical and Applied Mathematics, and eBay), former CEO and President of the JPMorgan Chase Institute, former McKinsey Senior Partner, and former Deputy to the President for Economic Policy and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council in the White House

David P. Fauri, PhD, AB '62, MPP '64
Professor Emeritus
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work - Richmond, Virginia

Michael Fleming
Executive Director
David Bohnett Foundation - Beverly Hills, California

Michael (Mike) G. Ford
Retired Associate Director, Pro Humanitate Institute
Wake Forest University- Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Elizabeth (Liz) R. Haar, BS '87
Retired EVP and President of Emerging Markets
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan - Lansing, Michigan

Steve Hamp, MMP '78, Hon. LLD '02
Chair, Michigan Education Excellence Foundation
Chair, New Economy Initiative

James (Jim) B. Hudak, MPP '71
Operating Partner
RiverGlade Capital - Chicago, IL

Broderick Johnson, JD '83
Executive Vice President, Public Policy
Executive Vice President, Digital Equity
NBC Universal/Comcast – New York, New York

Ann (Annie) Maxwell, MPP '02
Executive Vice President
Omidyar Network, Silicon Valley, California

Hendrik (Hank) G. Meijer, B '73
Executive Chairman
Meijer, Inc. - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Philip (Phil) Power, AB '60
The Center for Michigan - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Thomas (Tom) R. Reedy
Senior Managing Partner
Dillon Kane Group LLC- Chicago, Illinois

Elizabeth (Liz) Schrayer, AB '82
Schrayer & Associates, Inc. - Washington, DC

Michael (Mike) B. Staebler, JD '69
Retired Senior Partner and Attorney at Law
Pepper Hamilton LLP - Detroit, Michigan

David Sutphen, JD ‘95
Chief Strategy and Engagement Officer
2U, Inc. - Lanham, Maryland

Margaret (Peggy) Thompson, MD '85
Retired Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Adarsh Trehan, AM '65
Retired Senior Program Analyst
U.S. Department of Commerce and Veteran Affairs - McLean, Virginia

Hardy Vieux, MPP '97, JD '97Chief of Staff
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Washington, DC
Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence

Sanford (Sandy) I. Weill
Chairman Emeritus, Citigroup Inc. - New York, New York