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Present members of the Board of Trustees, and the Executive Director of the Authority are as follows:

MICHAEL BARNWELL (Trustee since August 28, 2020; term expires August 21, 2024). Michael Barnwell is the President of the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights (MRCC), the largest skilled trades union in Michigan, representing more than 14,000 carpenters, millwrights, and floor layers. The MRCC partners with hundreds of signatory contractors throughout the state, ensuring that construction projects employ the best trained, highest skilled workers by responsible contractors who build on time and on budget. Michael is a journeyman millwright and 30-year member of the MRCC, trained at the Millwright Institute of Technology in Warren, Michigan. He is the Chair of the Statewide Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, as well as the Chair of the Millwright Pension Fund.

 

TODD BEGEROWSKI (Trustee since October 29, 2021; term expires August 21, 2025). Todd Begerowski is the vice president of operations at Dearborn Mid-West Company.  Begerowski is also the president of the Michigan Conveyors Manufacturers Association. He was in the United States Air Force from 1992 to 1994 where he served on the emergency service team.

 

EHRLICH J. CRAIN (Trustee since August 22, 2019; term expires August 21, 2023). Ehrlich J. Crain is the Director and Business Development and Diversity Officer for Roncelli, Inc., a full-service general contracting, construction management and real estate development firm headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan. He manages their downtown Detroit office and is actively involved in the project identification and implementation of metropolitan Detroit construction and development activities. Mr. Crain has over 39 years of experience in construction and real estate development. He is an alumnus of Western Michigan University and is also a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson. He is currently Board President of the Detroit Innovation Academy K-8 Charter School, a Board member of the City of Detroit Downtown Development Authority (DDA), Board Treasurer of the East Jefferson Development Corporation and a Board member of the Detroit Athletic Club.

 

PRICE DOBERNICK (Trustee since October 29, 2021; term expires August 21, 2025). Price Dobernick is the business manager and financial secretary for United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters local Union 333 and has been in this position since 2010. He previously served as a pipefitter and superintendent for the union. Dobernick also serves on the Sparrow Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Board of Directors, Lansing Community College Foundation Board and serves as president of the Michigan Pipes Trade Association.

 

JIMMY E. GREENE (Trustee since October 4, 2018; term expires August 21, 2022). Jimmy E. Greene is the CEO and President of The Association of Builders and Contractors and The Greater Michigan Construction Academy; companies that advocate, educate and train over 300 builders and contractors in 36 counties. He is an entrepreneur and his involvement in numerous civic and charity organizations is extensive.  He currently serves on the board of directors for Midland County College and Completion Access Program, the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance, the Dow Chemical Citizens Advisory Panel, MITCON, The Shelterhouse and Perceptions, Great Lakes Bay Region.  Born and raised in Flint, Mr. Greene is a graduate of Flint Southwestern High School and attended Washtenaw Community College, Delta College, and is a graduate of the College of Banking and Finance.


 


DEBORAH M. ROBERTS, Executive Director Ms. Roberts has been employed with the State in various positions since 1987. She was appointed Deputy Executive Director of the Authority in 2002, and Executive Director in 2006. In 2018, Ms. Roberts was appointed Director of the Bureau of State and Authority Finance. As such, she is the Executive Director of  the Michigan Finance Authority. Ms. Roberts holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Central Michigan University and is a registered certified public accountant.