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Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is composed of 35 outstanding members with the desire and dedication to make a difference in Michigan's Entrepreneurial Studies program and in the Entrepreneurial community. These successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists contribute their noted talent and expertise to the Board, advising the Zell Lurie Institute on its activities and future direction.

Eugene Applebaum
President & CEO
Arbor Investments Group

John W. Barfield
Founder & Chairman Emeritus
The Bartech Group, Inc.

Jonn Behrman
Serial Entrepreneur

D. Theodore Berghorst
Chairman & CEO
Vector Securities International, LLC

Paul S. Brentlinger
Retired Partner
Morgenthaler Ventures

Kenneth A. Buckfire
Managing Director & Co-President
Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC

Mary L. Campbell
Managing Director & Founder
EDF Ventures, LP

Dwight D. Carlson
Chairman & CEO
Coherix, Inc

Hal Davis
Entrepreneur & Investor

Stanley Frankel
Frankel Associates

Marcel Gani

Jan L. Garfinkle
Managing Director & Founder
Arboretum Ventures

William K. Hall
General Partner
Procyon Advisors

Michael R. Hallman
The Hallman Group

John C. Kennedy
President & CEO
Autocam Corporation

Bradley A. Keywell
Managing Partner

Hans Koch
Koch Ventures

Ann Lurie
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Foundation

Benjamin Lurie
Equity Group Investments

Steven A. McKean
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Acceller Inc.

Clyde E. McKenzie
Chairman & CEO
Tellurex Corporation

Mitchell Mondry

Founder & President
M Group, LLC

Marvin G. Parnes
Associate Vice President for Research
University of Michigan

Ora H. Pescovitz
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs
University of Michigan

Richard Rogel
Tomay, Inc.

Jeff Sinclair
Managing Director
Caithness LLC

Michael B. Staebler
Attorney at Law
Pepper Hamilton, LLP

Maria A. Thompson
Arsenal Venture Partners

Samuel Valenti III
Chairman & CEO
Valenti Capital

Jeff Weedman
Chief Executive Officer

Ronald N. Weiser
Ambassador and Founder
McKinley Associates, Inc.

Warren P. (Bud) Williamson, III

Samuel Zell
Equity Group Investments

Thomas Zurbuchen
Associate Dean for Entrepreneurial Programs at the College of Engineering
University of Michigan

Michigan Business School