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Michelle Crumm, Ronald Hall appointed to Western Michigan University board of trustees

Thursday, November 29, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Michelle Crumm, of Ann Arbor, and Ronald "Ron" Hall, of Detroit, to the Western Michigan University board of trustees.

The eight-person board is the governing body of the university.

"Michelle and Ron are outstanding Michiganders and business professionals," said Snyder. "I am confident they will do great work on behalf of Western Michigan University."  

Crumm is owner and CEO of Present Value LLC, where she provides business strategy, forecasting and planning services. She is co-founder and former chief business officer of Adaptive Materials Inc., where she worked for 12 years. Crumm is a board member for the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation and Arbor Hospice, and is chair of the Ann Arbor Hands On Museum board. She holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Purdue University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan. Crumm replaces Larry Tolbert.

Hall is chairman and CEO of New Center Stamping and president and CEO of Bridgewater Interiors, both Detroit-based automotive supply companies. He worked for Ford Motor Co. for 15 years, and served as president and CEO of the Michigan Minority Business Development Council and as director of the Minority Economic Development, Detroit Inc. Hall earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Western Michigan University and a master's degree in business administration from Wayne State University. He replaces Dennis Archer.

Appointees will serve eight-year terms that expire Dec. 31, 2020, and their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.