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
Chief Strategist
Quad Group - New York, New York

L. Michael Costa, MPP '82
Costa and Associates - San Francisco, California

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

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

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
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
Tax Collector - Napa, California

Broderick Johnson, JD '83
Bryan Cave LLP - Washington, DC

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
Co-Chairman and CEO
Dillon Kane - Chicago, Illinois 

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

Allen L. Sinai, PhD, AB '61
CEO, President, Co-Founder, and Chief Global Economist
Decision Economics, Inc. - New York, New York

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

Margaret (Peggy) Thompson, MD '85
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

Mitch Vernick, AB '77, MPP '78
Business Consultant- Austin, Texas

Hardy Vieux, MPP '97, JD '97
Hardy Vieux, MPP/JD '97 (2017 - 2021), chief of staff, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND); former senior vice president, legal, at Human Rights First
Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence

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