Michigan CLASS Board of Trustees

Investments made on behalf of the Participants are subject to the overall direction of the program’s Board of Trustees which consists of 13 Trustees serving on behalf of the Participants for staggered terms. The Board of Trustees approves the program’s investment parameters which must fall within the investment stipulations mandated under Michigan statute for the investment of surplus funds of the Participants. The Board of Trustees has entered into an investment advisory agreement with Public Trust Advisors, LLC, whose responsibilities include all program investment and administrative activities and services provided on behalf of the Participants.

Edward Sell currently serves as the Assistant City Manager/Finance Director for the City of Monroe. He previously held positions with Page Olson & Company and Montcalm County. He is a Certified Public Accountant and an Advanced Certified Public Funds Investment Manager. Edward earned both a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Central Michigan University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Edward is a Past President of the Michigan Government Finance Officers Association and is a member of both the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and the Government Finance Officers Association. He is the current Treasurer of the Monroe County Opportunity Program Board of Directors. In 2017, Edward assumed the role of Chairman for the Michigan CLASS Board of Trustees where he has been an active member since 2006.

Jeff has served as the Finance Director for Delta Charter Township since 2005 where his responsibilities include accounting, auditing, annual budget preparation, purchasing, and other finance related duties. Prior to his position with Delta Township, Jeff served as the Accounting Controller for Neogen Corporations, a publicly traded bio-tech company in the Lansing area. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Western Michigan University.

Jeff is an active member of the Michigan Municipal Treasurers’ Association, the Michigan Governmental Finance Officers Association, and the Knights of Columbus. Jeff has enjoyed teaching municipal budgeting classes for the MMTA and other municipal organizations over the last several years. He has been a member of the Michigan CLASS Board of Trustees since 2014.

Jeff currently serves as the Utility Director for the Coldwater Board of Public Utilities. Previously, he held the position of City Manager for the City of Coldwater. He began his career in finance with a Certified Public Accounting firm where he spent eight years before accepting a position with the City in 1999 as the Finance Director/Treasurer. He was promoted to oversee the financial operations for the Coldwater Board of Public Utilities in addition to the City. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Western Michigan University. He is a certified public accountant.

Jeff is a current member and past president of the Michigan Governmental Finance Officers’ Association and former member of the Michigan Local Government Management Association and the Michigan Municipal Treasurers’ Association. He is involved with many boards and committees within his community and volunteers as a coach for organized youth athletics. Jeff joined the Michigan CLASS Board of Trustees in 2001 and served as Chairman from 2011-2017.

Karen is currently serving in her third consecutive term as the Treasurer for Jackson County. She previously held the position of Chief Deputy Treasurer and also served within the 12th Judicial District Court. Karen earned her Bachelor of Arts from Central Michigan University and a Master of Public Administration from Western Michigan University. She is a Michigan Certified Professional Treasurer.

Karen is an active member on a number of boards including the Michigan Association of County Treasurers, where she serves as President, and the Michigan Women in Finance Board, where she previously served as Board Director. She was awarded the Chancellor’s Certificate in Public Administration in July of 2017 and serves as State Director for the National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers and Finance Officers. Karen joined the Michigan CLASS Board of Trustees in 2017.

Kelly currently serves as Director of Business and Finance for St. Johns Public Schools. She is responsible for the leadership and administration of the district’s administrative services including finance, human resources, and facilities. Previously Kelly held the positions of Financial Services Consultant for Ingham Intermediate School District and Associate Superintendent for Administrative Services for Eaton Intermediate School District. Kelly earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy from Western Michigan University as well as a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Central Michigan University. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

Kelly is an active member of the Central Michigan School Business Officials, where she served as President for two years, and the Michigan School Business Officials. She served as Chairperson of the Michigan CLASS Board of Trustees from 2004-2011 and re-joined the Board in 2015.

Susan Daugherty currently serves as the Treasurer for Green Oak Charter Township, as position she was elected to in 2004. Prior to being elected, she owned her own accounting and tax firm. She serves on many committees for the township including the utility services committee and coordinates all the utility billing and maintenance as the utility administrator. Susan received her Bachelor of Business Administration from John Carroll University. She is a Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor, a Certified Public Funds Investment Manager, and a Michigan Certified Professional Treasurer.

Susan is an active member of the Michigan Municipal Treasurers Association and the Michigan Government Finance Officers Association. Susan was elected to the Michigan Municipal Treasurers Association board in 2013 and is currently serving as the Secretary. She has served on the Michigan CLASS Board of Trustees since 2016.

Glenna MacDonald joined Howell Public Schools in December of 2014 as the Director of Finance. Prior to that, she served as the Supervisor of Finance at Huron Valley School District for six years and the Director of Accounting for Brighton Area Schools for ten years. Her additional experience ranges from a decade in the field of public accounting to five years with non-profit entities such as the Michigan Metro Girl Scouts. Glenna earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Northern Michigan University and is a certified public accountant.

Glenna is a member of Central Michigan School Business Officials, Michigan School Business Officials, and is a past chairperson of the Michigan School Business Officials Finance Committee. She has served on the Board of Michigan Women in Finance Board since 2015 and has been a member of the Michigan CLASS Board since 2008.

Bruce currently serves as the Assistant Treasurer for the Charter Township of Canton, where he has been employed since November of 2002. He oversees collection and distribution of property taxes; is responsible for more than 30,000 parcels with collections of approximately $180 million, and manages Canton’s $80 million investment portfolio. Prior to his role with Canton, he served as the Deputy Treasurer for the Charter Township of Van Buren and as Assistant Treasurer for the City of Saline. Bruce earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University. He is a Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor.

Bruce has served on the Michigan Municipal Treasurers Association for many years including serving as President in 2005. He is also active in the Wayne County Treasurers Association, where he served as President in 2007. He has been a member of the Michigan CLASS Board of Trustees since 2007.

Holly is currently serving her fourth term as the Newaygo County Treasurer where she developed and implemented a plan designed to strategically address existing audit deficiencies and to prioritize the county treasurer’s statutory responsibilities. Prior to her position with Newaygo County, Holly worked as an Office Administrator for Newaygo County RESA and in various other roles including Supervisor and Treasurer for Dayton Township.

In addition to previously serving on the Michigan Association of County Treasurers’ Executive Board as President, Holly is the Speaker of the House’s appointee to the Newaygo County Promise Zone and an active community member serving for United Way, the Great Start Collaborative, and White Cloud Rotary. She has been a member of the Michigan CLASS Board since 2014.

Julie has been the Chief Financial Officer for Owosso Public Schools for the past sixteen years where, through collaborative teamwork, she has been able to maintain the financial integrity of the district through challenging financial times with the primary goal of maximization of opportunities for students. Prior to her work with Owosso, Julie was a Director at Memorial Healthcare in the accounting/finance areas. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Western Michigan University graduating Magna Cum Laude and a Master in Business Administration in Finance from Michigan State University.

Julie has served on the Central Michigan School Business Officials Executive Board for six years and currently holds the position of President. She is also a Board Member of the Michigan School Business Officials and a member of the Michigan Women in Finance. She enjoys being an integral member of her community, particularly through her volunteer work with the Child Advocacy Center. Julie has been a member of the Michigan CLASS Board since 2012, promoting quality investment choices for Michigan governmental entities.

Bradley currently serves as Treasurer for the County of Ottawa, a position he has held since 2007. He has spent his career working with a variety of financial institutions such as First Michigan Bank and Byron Center State Bank where he focused on branch management, new market development, operations, and IT. Bradley earned a Bachelor in Business Administration from Hope College, holds the Certified Public Funds Investment Managed designation, and graduated from the Michigan Political Leadership Program at Michigan State University.

Bradley served on the executive team for the Michigan Association of County Treasurers, where he is a past president. He has been a member of the Michigan CLASS Board of Trustees since 2010 and has served as Secretary since 2012.

Joseph Snyder serves as the CFO for the City of Rochester Hills where he supervises the budget, purchasing, accounting, and treasury divisions for the City.  As CFO, he oversees an annual city budget of $130 million and $160 million of city funds under management, determining investment selection, portfolio monitoring, and quarterly investment report preparation. Joseph also acts as Trustee of the City Employees’ Defined Contribution (DC) Retirement Plans. Joseph earned both a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Finance and a Master of Business Administration in Accounting and Operations Management from Oakland University.

Joseph serves on various city committees dealing with issues such as public safety and infrastructure, water/sewer rate setting, and City Council strategic goal setting. He has been a member of the Michigan CLASS Board of Trustees since 2017.

Scott currently serves as the Manager of Finance for the Lansing Board of Water and Light and has held this position for the past four years. He is responsible for the management and oversight of all operating and pension fund investments. Scott earned both a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Accounting and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Central Michigan University.

Scott is a Certified Public Accountant as well as a Certified Treasury Professional. He is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. Scott has served on the Michigan CLASS Board of Trustees since 2012.