Board

Board of Trustees

The Air Zoo, under provisions of our Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and Statutes, is governed by a Board of Trustees. Our Board of Trustees represents a cross section of southwest Michigan's civic, corporate, professional, and philanthropic communities.

The Trustees are responsible for ensuring the capacity of the Air Zoo to fulfill its mission today and for generations to come. They provide leadership and oversight regarding strategic direction and financial resources. The President/CEO is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization and reports to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Donald R. Parfet - Chair

Managing Director, Apjohn Group, LLC
Air Zoo Executive Committee - Chair
Air Zoo Advancement Committee

Jerry A. Culp - Vice-Chair

Vice President & General Manager, Stryker IMT
Air Zoo Executive Committee
Air Zoo Strategic Planning Committee

Dr. Janice M. Brown, Ed.D - Secretary

Trustee, The Kalamazoo Promise
Air Zoo Executive Committee
Air Zoo Strategic Planning Committee
Air Zoo Committee on Trustees

Clifford J. Mulder - Treasurer

Senior Vice President, Investments, Wealth Management Specialist, Raymond James
Air Zoo Executive Committee
Air Zoo Finance & Audit Committee - Chair
Air Zoo Advancement Committee

Jon H. Bowers

Owner, WACO Classic Aircraft Corporation
Retired, Bowers Manufacturing
Air Zoo Executive Committee
Air Zoo Finance & Audit Committee
Air Zoo Strategic Planning Committee
Air Zoo Committee on Trustees

Dr. Randall W. Eberts

President, W.E. Upjohn Institute
Air Zoo Executive Committee
Air Zoo Education Committee - Chair
Air Zoo Finance & Audit Committee
Air Zoo Building & Grounds Committee

Troy A. Thrash

President & CEO, Air Zoo
Air Zoo Executive Committee
Air Zoo Education Committee
Air Zoo Finance & Audit Committee
Air Zoo Strategic Planning Committee
Air Zoo Advancement Committee
Air Zoo Building & Grounds Committee

David J. Campbell

Superintendent, Kalamazoo RESA
Air Zoo Education Committee

Judy K. Jolliffe

Retired, Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo
Air Zoo Committee on Trustees - Chair
Air Zoo Strategic Planning Committee
Air Zoo Advancement Committee

Ronald N. Kilgore

Chief Executive Officer, Greenleaf Trust
Air Zoo Finance & Audit Committee

Preston L. Parish

Owner, The Landing Restaurant
Air Zoo Education Committee

Jamie G. Pleune

Tour Pilot & Flight Instructor, Anthelion Helicopters

Marc A. Schupan

Chief Executive Officer, Schupan & Sons, Inc.

BOARD EMERITI

Robert E. Ellis

Retired, Air Zoo
Lifetime Trustee Emeritus

Preston (Pete) S. Parish

Retired, Parish Associates
Chairman Emeritus
Air Zoo Strategic Planning Committee

Mary L. Tyler

Retired, Tyler Supply Company
Burrough's Corporation

Trustee Emeritus

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