William (Bill) Savard, President
Bill Savard is the vice president of Marketing for First Community Bank in Harbor Springs. Bill was born and raised in Escanaba, Michigan. He graduated from CentralMichiganUniversity in 1981 and the Northern Michigan University MBA program in 1985. Bill lives in Harbor Springs with his wife, Angela, and his two daughters, Maddy, and Casey.
Gayle Mroczkowski, Vice President
Gayle Mroczkowski is a former hospital and non profit administrator who has lived in Petoskey for 14 years. During that time, she and her late husband, Tom, adopted a total of 5 dogs and 1 cat from LTBHS. In addition to currently serving as Vice-President of the LTBHS Board of Directors, Gayle is Vice-President of the Friends of the Petoskey Public Library. She has also been appointed by the Emmet County Board of Commissioners to serve as a Bay Bluffs Medical Care Facility trustee and an advisory board member of the Emmet/Charlevoix Department of Health and Human Services. She has also been appointed as a board member of the North Central Michigan College Foundation.
Richard (Rick) Bolton, Treasurer
Rick is a partner with the law firm Dickinson Wright PLLC, headquartered in southeast Michigan. As a corporate and transactional lawyer, Rick specializes in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities, with a strong focus on private equity. Rick graduated from Michigan State University and the Northwestern University School of Law. Rick has volunteered with numerous non-profit organizations and served on several non-profit boards, including most recently as a member of the Board of Trustees (and Chairman) of the Detroit Institute for Children. Rick and his wife, Linda, split their time between Good Hart and Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. Currently, they have two black labs, Hunter and Parker. Rick and Linda cherish the memories of Decoy, Remy, Darby and Murphy, all of whom loved running and playing on the beach and in the woods in Good Hart.
Beth Skau, Secretary
Beth Skau, and her husband, Greg, moved to Harbor Springs full-time in 2009. They have two daughters, Stephanie and Emily. Stephanie and her dog, Goombay, recently moved back to Harbor Springs after graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder where Emily is currently attending. The Skaus have two dogs - a lab named Cessie and Nev who was adopted from LTBHS in 2012. Beth and Greg are very active and enjoy taking their dogs on trail runs, skiing and snowshoeing. Beth attended the University of Detroit Mercy and received a BA and MA in school psychology. She currently does marketing for a men’s professional cycling team.
Gordon Ford, Jr.
Gordon Ford graduated from DenisonUniversity with a B.A. in 1991. Presently, he volunteers with The Children’s Center of Wayne County in Detroit, Michigan. Gordon previously served as Vice President of the Board of Directors at St. Peter’s Home for Boys in Detroit. While on the board, Gordon participated in various committees including finance, development and fundraising. Gordon lives with his wife, Tina, in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, with their short hair tortoise shell, Phoenix. They also share their home with Bosco, a pit bull mix who was rescued from LTBHS. They own a condominium at Trout Creek where they spend much of their time. Gordon looks forward to working with Little Traverse Bay Humane Society in its effort to help every homeless animal find a permanent home.
Lori Jodar moved to Petoskey in 1976. Lori has been involved with purebred Bernese Mountain Dogs almost all of her adult life and has served the breed in many volunteer capacities including as President of the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America. She is currently the President of The Berner-Garde Foundation, a volunteer organization dedicated to the health of Bernese Mountain Dogs. Lori also served on the Charlevoix Area Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, retiring in 2013. Educated as a Registered Nurse, Lori currently owns her own real estate business, Lori Jodar & Co., practicing as a broker in Northern Michigan. She lives with her Bernese Mountain puppy, Lena, and her beloved Rosie, a mutt rescued 10 years ago from an abusive owner on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta.
William (Bill) McKinley
Bill McKinley is a founding general partner and member of the St. Clair Companies, LLC, investment committee. His experience includes direct client representation and relationship management for transactional business including sell-side and buy-side advisory, capital planning and structuring, and direct placement of debt and equity securities. He has significant domestic and international merger and acquisition advisory experience, with a particular emphasis on manufacturing companies. Bill was a co-founder of W.Y. Campbell & Company, which was sold to Comerica Bank. Bill is also the co-founder of Peninsula Capital Partners and Superior Capital Partners. Prior to that, Bill was a vice president in the corporate finance department of First of Michigan Corporation. Bill holds a B.S. from BabsonCollege and an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at DukeUniversity. Bill lives in Harbor Springs with his wife, Celeste. He has two step sons and enjoys spending time with his English Cocker Spaniel, Daisy.
Bob, and his wife, Peggy, live in Petoskey and own Northern Lights Gymnastics. They have two daughters, two sons and eight grandchildren (and four granddogs!). Bob grew up in northern Michigan and loves to spend time outdoors with his four dogs, three of whom were adopted from Little Traverse Bay Humane Society. Bob is a past volunteer at the Emmet County Stray Center (Bay Area Pet Resort) in Petoskey. Bob enjoys serving on the board of Little Traverse Bay Humane Society and volunteering regularly whether its making a run to rescue animals, helping with shelter maintenance or walking dogs. Bob was named 2012 Volunteer of the Year for his various contributions to LTBHS.
Becky lives in Petoskey with her husband, Brad, two sons and rescue pup. She grew up in the Detroit area and attended the University of Wisconson-Madison. In her spare time, she enjoys camping and skiing with her family. She is the owner of Bearcub Outfitters in Petoskey.