Chris M. Bott, Chair

Chris M. Bott was appointed in May of 2015 to fill a Board of Trustee term vacancy, was elected to a six-year term in 2016, and has served as Board Chair since January 2019. He is Chair of the NMC Board Executive Committee and member of the Presidential Performance and Compensation Committee and the College’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee.

Bott also serves on the NMC Foundation Board of Directors and is a member of the NMC Foundation Board Executive Committee, as well as the NMC Foundation Audit and Finance Committee. At the state level, Bott is a member of the Michigan Community College Association (MCCA) Board of Directors and serves as Vice Chair of the MCCA Executive Committee.

Chris Bott, CPA, MST, is a partner at Hofstra, Bott & Kraft , P.C., Certified Public Accountants specializing in income tax planning and consulting services for individuals and closely held businesses.

Bott is a 1983 graduate of Northwestern Michigan College earning an A.A.S. Degree in Accountancy. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree – Accounting (highest distinction) from Ferris State University, and a Master of Science Degree – Taxation, from Grand Valley State University.
He has served on the NMC Business Administration/Accounting Advisory Committee 2004–2015, was a founding member of the Munson Manor Hospitality House, a member of the Munson Regional Healthcare Foundation and a past member of the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce – Athena Award Sub Committee and the Member Service Sub Committee.

In addition to six siblings who also earned their associate degrees from NMC, Bott’s three children also attended NMC earning their associate degrees.

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