Authority Board Members

The Authority Board generally meets once a month in Lansing. The members provide policy direction to the MSHDA staff, authorize bond issues, approve development loan commitments, and evaluate programs.

Five of the board members are appointed by the Governor, with confirmation by the State Senate, for terms of four years. The remaining members are directors of state departments.

Vacant

Vacant

Luke Terry
Board Member
Principal
Rehmann Financial

Jennifer Grau
Board Member
President
Grau Interpersonal Communication

Carl English
Board Member

Deb Muchmore
Board Member
Owner
Deb Muchmore Consulting

Vacant

Tyrone Hamilton
Resident Member
Owner
Hamilton Productions


Board Member Biographies

 

Carl English

Carl English
Appointed by Governor Snyder | Term: April 18, 2014 – March 10, 2022

Carl English is retired as the vice chairman of American Electric Power (AEP), one of the largest electric companies in the U.S., with operations in 11 states. He previously served as chief operating officer of American Electric Power; president of AEP Utilities and chief executive officer of Consumers Energy’s Natural Gas Operations. 

Carl holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a Masters of Business Administration, both from Michigan State University. He serves as a Republican member of the Authority board. 


Tyrone Hamilton

Tyrone Hamilton
Appointed by Governor Snyder | Term: October 2, 2013 – March 10, 2014
Reappointed by Governor Snyder | Term: March 10, 2014 – March 10, 2018

Tyrone Hamilton is the owner of Hamilton Productions, where he works as a disc jockey, singer and keyboard player. Tyrone also provides musical therapy in nursing homes. 

Tyrone serves as the board resident member as required by MSHDA’s Act. 


Deb Muchmore

Deb Muchmore
Appointed by Governor Snyder | Term: April 18, 2014 – March 10, 2022

Deb Muchmore is the owner of Deb Muchmore Consulting, an independent  specialized strategies, communications and government affairs practice. With more than 31 years of experience, she brings a positive, thoughtful, practical, principled and business-like approach to leadership coaching, solving PR, policy and crises issues, and setting organizations on a course to be forces for good.

Deb is an author for several business publications on a range of topics that include energy, natural resources, education and economic development, tax policy and others.

Deb is a Michigan State University alumnae, receiving her bachelor’s degree in advertising. She serves as an Independent member of the Authority board.


Luke Terry

Luke Terry
Appointed by Governor Snyder | Term: July 10, 2017 – March 10, 2019

Luke Terry is a principal and financial advisor for Rehmann. He primarily works with small businesses and high net worth individuals to develop customized financial planning solutions. Terry holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Michigan State University and a MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
 


Jennifer (Jennie) Grau
Appointed by Governor Snyder | Term: December 17, 2018 – March 10, 2019

Jennie is president of Grau Interpersonal Communication, and whose clients include Fortune 500 corporations, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and government entities. Her work has been noted in the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report and Lansing State Journal. In 2011, she received the International Listening Association’s Listening in the Business Sector Award and in 2016 was inducted into the Listening Hall of Fame. Jennie earned a bachelor’s degree in interpersonal communication from Oberlin College and a master’s degree in organizational communication from Michigan State University. She also is a Certified Listening Professional (CLP). Ms. Grau serves as a Democrat member of the Authority board.