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Snyder makes appointments to Ferris State University board of trustees

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Ana Ramirez-Saenz, of Rockford, and Rupesh Srivastava, of Franklin Village, to the Ferris State University board of trustees.

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

"Ana and Rupesh are talented professionals and bring valuable experience to the board," said Snyder. "I am confident they will do great work for Ferris State."

Ramirez-Saenz is CEO and owner of La Fuente Consulting LLC. She was previously the assistant product manager, and marketing and training manager in leasing and financial services, for Steelcase Inc. Ramirez-Saenz is past chair of the finance committee for the Clark Retirement Community board, board member and events chair for the Ellington Academy for Arts & Technology, board member of the Grand Rapids Community College Foundation board and serves on the boards for the Grand Rapids School Foundation, and the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids. Ramirez-Saenz earned both a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from the University of Michigan. She replaces Sueann Walz.

Srivastava is president, CEO, and founder of Youngsoft Inc. and H2H Solutions.  He  also serves on the Board of Lawerence Tech University, ESSPL and Car4nurses . He  was a  TIE Detroit president (2010-2014) and  a Charter Member for the organization. Srivastava is a founding member of Ynotlearn, Car4Nurses, Youngtronics, and ESPPL.  He was a Crain’s Detroit Business’ 40 under 40 honoree in 2005, was awarded the Pride of India Gold Award in 2006, received the Salute to Excellence Award from the Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce in 2007, and was awarded 1st NRI of the year award in entrepreneurship in 2014 by Time Now. Srivastava earned a bachelor’s degree from Ranchi University. He replaces William Lakin.

Appointees will serve eight-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2022. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.


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Ana Ramirez-Saenz

Rupesh Srivastava