Skip to main content

Board Members

Linda Forte

Ms. Linda Forte

Ms. Forte has been appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to serve as Board chair for a term at the pleasure of the governor. She is retired from Comerica, Inc., where she served as the senior vice president of business affairs and chief diversity officer. Ms. Forte currently serves as a board member for Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan. She resides in Detroit. Her term expires December 31, 2024.
Joni Thrower Davis

Mrs. Joni M. Thrower Davis

Mrs. Thrower Davis, managing partner for Jamjomar Inc., has been appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to serve as a board member for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2027.
MGCB Board Member Andrew Palms

Mr. Andrew T. Palms

Mr. Palms, Executive Director of Communications Systems at the University of Michigan, has been reappointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to serve as a board member for a term expiring on December 31, 2027.
Deidre Lambert-Bounds

Ms. Deidre A. Lambert-Bounds

Ms. Lambert-Bounds, president and co-owner of Ignite Social Media, LLC, and the COO and co-owner of its sister company, Carusele Media, has been appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to serve as a board member for a term expiring on December 31, 2024.