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Leadership 2016-2017
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Meet the 2016-2017 Midwest ACE Executive Board

 

President

James Mitchell
Ball State University

jmitchell@bsu.edu

 

President Elect

Kerri Boivin 

University of Michigan

kboivin@umich.edu

Fun Facts:
  • Name three things that make you happy. Good conversations with friends, sweets, and pets.
  • If you could go anywhere in the world for vacation, where would you go? Italy, Greece, and Turkey - all are so culturally diverse, yet so very Western.

  • What did you want to be growing up? I went back and forth between a teacher and a lawyer

Fun Facts:
  • What is your favorite TV show? The Walking Dead.
  • What is your favorite holiday and why? Christmas- I love playing Santa.
  • If you could go anywhere in the world for vacation, where would you go? England- to visit my Aunts and Uncles.

 

Past President

Mary Kate Garner

Plante Moran

marykate.garner@
plantemoran.com
 

 

Director, Finance

Patricia Simpson
University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

plblum@illinois.edu

Fun Facts:
  • Name three things that make you happy. My family, especially my hubby, yoga, and country music.
  • What is your favorite hobby? Volleyball - I play in 3 sand leagues
  • If you were an animal, which one would you be? A Ladybug
Fun Facts:
  • What is your favorite TV show? The Blacklist.

  • What is you favorite hobby? Gardening and raising flowers.

  • If you could go anywhere in the world for vacation, where would you go? The Mediterranean- I've never been.

 

Secretary

Katie Kennealy-Pierczynski

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
kennealy@illinois.edu

 

Director, College Membership

Tim Scully

IUPUI Health Sciences

scullyt@iu.edu

Fun Facts:
  • Name three things that make you happy. My daughter, my family and my friends
  • What is your favorite holiday and why? Thanksgiving! It's nice to be around family, but it's really all about the food for me.
  • If you could go anywhere in the world for vacation, where would you go? Italy, Greece, Iceland to see the Northern Lights up close and Costa Rica to go zip lining.
Fun Facts:
  • What is your favorite TV show? Real Housewives (except Dallas and the Potomac)
  • Name three things that make you happy. My dog, Starbucks and family
  • If you could go anywhere in the world for vacation, where would you go? Japan

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Director, Employer Membership

Julie Gourley
Northrop Grumman Corporation
julie.gourley@ngc.com

 

Director, Advancement & Communications

Kelly Harris

Eureka College
kharris@eureka.edu
Fun Facts:
  • What is your favorite TV show? I am not much of a TV watcher, but I love football and I am glued to the TV all football season. Oh and lately, I am addicted to this season of The Bachelor...I can't get enough.

  • What is your favorite holiday and why? Halloween is my favorite holiday! I love getting dressed up and going to a party to see how creative everyone is. I am from Anoka, MN, the "Halloween Capital" of the world.

  • What did you want to be growing up? I really wanted to be a nurse, then when I was in college and broke my patella, I couldn't stand the sight of my incision. I had to change majors.

 

Fun Facts:
  • What is your favorite hobby? I have a 100 year old house that I've spent renovating. Once I finish, I'll have to find another house to renovate!

  • If you could go anywhere in the world for vacation, where would you go? Switzerland to see the Swiss Alps and Italy for the food and wine.

  • Name three things that make you happy. My family, friends and traveling!

 

 

Director, Professional Development

Jerry Donahue

Northwestern University

jerrydonahue69@yahoo.com


Fun Facts:
  • What did you want to be growing up? Architect, alas I can't draw freehand!

  • Name three things that make you happy. Family success stories, student success stories, a Chicago Cubs World Series win (Before I die!!)

  • If you were an animal. which one would you be and why? Eagle, greatest of the U.S. birds!

 

 

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