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Dan Boyce, Chair

Dan Boyce is the current Board Chair of MERC. He has chaired numerous non-profit boards over the years: 4 years as Board Chair of Prescott College; La Tierra Community School in Prescott, AZ; Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings; and the Birmingham (Michigan) Unitarian Church, where he is also the Emeritus Minister of Music. A resident of Prescott, Arizona, Dan is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Social Change, a sponsored program of Prescott College, and acts as its coordinator. Dan is also a partner at the Center for Financial Planning, Inc., a comprehensive financial planning and fee-based asset management firm he helped found in 1985 in Southfield, Michigan. The firm manages $900 million for almost 750 individuals and families. He has been cited by Worth Magazine, Registered Rep Magazine and Money Magazine as one of the top 200 financial planners in the country.

Suzanne Pfister

Suzanne Pfister is the President and CEO of St. Luke’s Health Initiatives (SLHI). SLHI is a $110 million public foundation focused on Arizona health policy, technical assistance for non-profits and strength-based community engagement and systems change.

Prior to this, she was Vice President of External Affairs for Dignity Health Arizona. In this capacity she was responsible for federal, state, and local government relations and outreach to the business community for the Arizona market. She also was the Vice President for Marketing and Communications at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center for many years, and served as a community relations consultant for more than a decade.

She currently serves on The Arizona We Want Institute’s Board of Advisors, the Leadership Council of The Real Arizona Coalition, the Arizona Grantmakers Forum Board of the Directors and the Arizona Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee.

Craig Wilson 

Craig was born in Massillon, Ohio and graduated from the University of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Law School. He also holds an advanced estate-planning certificate from the American College. Upon graduation from law school, Craig moved to Milwaukee, where he practiced law for 10 years. He then began a 22 year career in the trust and banking industry and he and his family moved to Arizona in 1984.

Craig was an active member of the Arizona, Wisconsin and Maricopa County Bar Associations. He served as President of the Valley Estate Planners Association, as well as President of the Maricopa County Bar Foundation and as a Member of the Board of the Maricopa County Bar Association and the Trust, Probate and Estate Planning sections.

Craig is married to Mary, and they live in Anthem, AZ. They have three children and five grandchildren. Mary is a retired elementary school teacher who has a passion for the arts. She currently serves as a docent at the Phoenix Art Museum. She also has been a Literacy Volunteer and is helping several Chinese students learn to speak and read English.

His community service includes an active role with Rotary in Arizona. He served as the Rotary District Governor 2012-13, Rotary District Water Resources Chairman and he is a past president of the Rotary Club of Phoenix. He has traveled to Mexico, Australia and Kenya on Rotary projects. He continues to serve the larger community as a director for Progress Through Business and his past service includes the National Conference for Community and Justice (1997-2004, Chair 2000-02), Board of Directors of Barrow Neurological Foundation (1986-2004), the American Hydrogen Association, Bark Lake, WI Volunteer Fire Department (1977-84, Assistant Chief and EMT) and two years in the U.S. Army.

Daniel Katz

Daniel Katz is Professor of History and Provost of the National Labor College in Silver Spring, Maryland. . He earned his PhD in history at Rutgers University. He is the author of All Together Different: Yiddish Socialists, Garment Workers, and the Labor Roots of Multiculturalism, co-editor of the anthology Labor Rising: The Past and Future of Working People in America, and a contributing editor of Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, the official journal of the Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA). Provost Katz has been an organizer and union representative with the Service Employees International Union, the United Auto Workers, the American Federation of Teachers, and Doctors Council of New York City.

Mike Stone

Mike Stone is President of Beaver Express Service, a regional package express/LTL freight transportation company, based in Woodward, OK. Mike is married to Lee Ann Stone, a kindergarten teacher in the Woodward Public School system. They have two children; Leslee Edwards and Brad Stone, and two grandchildren.

Mike received his BS in Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma in December 1980. In January 1981, Mike began working for Beaver Express Service first as a management trainee, then promoted to Customer Service Manager, then Customer Service/Claims Manager, and then to Marketing Manager, a position held until he became President in January 1989. Mike also manages Stone Energy Resources, an oil and gas holdings company owned by Mike and his brothers. Mike also manages BES Properties, and Beaver Leasing, which are real estate and equipment companies related to Beaver Express Service.

Mike has been active in leadership roles in the Woodward area with St. Peter Catholic Church, the Woodward Chamber of Commerce, the Woodward Industrial Foundation, the Woodward Education Foundation, the Woodward Kiwanis club, the OU Club of NW Oklahoma, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Stock Exchange Bank, of Woodward. On a state level, Mike has been on the Board of Directors of the Catholic Foundation of Oklahoma, and the Oklahoma Trucking Association, serving as the Chairman in 2004. Selected to be in the Leadership Oklahoma (LOK) program in 1994, Mike also served two terms as a board member of LOK. Mike also currently serves on the board of directors for the Middlewest Motor Freight Bureau, based in Kansas City.

Mike is a Lifetime Member of the National Rifle Association, a member and supporter of Ducks Unlimited, Quail Unlimited, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. His hobbies include traveling with Lee Ann, attending OU football and basketball, hunting, golf, riding his Harley-Davidson, and most importantly, spending time with his grandchildren.

Nancy Teff

Bio coming soon!

 

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