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IAF Board of Directors

  • Karen and Jack Segal, Co-Chairs, Retired diplomats
  • Jim Bensley, Director of Outreach Services at NMC
  • Ted Curran, retired diplomat and Middle East/south Asia expert
  • Lindsey Dickinson, International Student Coordinator, NMC
  • Carol Evans, Director, NMC Extended Education
  • Robert H. Giles, Award-winning journalist, former editor and publisher of The Detroit News, and recently retired as curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University
  • Richard Grout, Former IAF Board Chair and founding member, community leader
  • Eugene Jenneman, Executive Director, Dennos Museum Center
  • E. Thomas Maguire, former Partner in a large Toledo, Ohio law firm
  • Philip D. Mikesell, former Comparative Politics professor at Wabash University
  • Richard Murray, retired executive with Chrysler with extensive overseas experience
  • Debbie Rough, former GM Executive
  • Sandra Seppala, former Peace Corps volunteer in Africa
  • Harry Veeder, founding Board member, retired hospital finance executive
  • Ryan Wells, an entrepreneur specializing in business development and growth strategy in Traverse City
  • Peg Zachman, community leader
  • Philip L. Cochran, Founder of International Affairs Forum, 1993
  • Helen Milliken (deceased 2012), original and long-time member of the Board

IAF Education Advisory Board

  • Amjad Khan, NMC Professor, Economics
  • Brian McCall, History Professor at Interlochen Arts Academy
  • John Zachman, NMC Professor, International Politics

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