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.
Bob Hull, Vice President
Bob, and his wife Peggy, live in Petoskey and Bob grew up in northern Michigan. He worked for many years at Greenwell Steel/Machine Shop. Bob and Peggy own Fitness Plus, LLC, and Stepping Stones Day Care and Gymnastics and have two daughters, two sons and four grandchildren. They are animal lovers and own four dogs. Bob is a past volunteer for the Emmet County Stray Center (Bay Area Pet Resort) in Petoskey. Bob enjoys being a part of the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society.
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 one black lab, Hunter, who enjoys hunting in northern Michigan. 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.
Gayle Mroczkowski, Secretary
Gayle served in various positions at Hackley Hospital in Muskegon, Michigan, from 1988-2003, most recently as Chief Operating Officer and Vice President. In addition to serving on the board of Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, Gayle currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross, Northern Lower Michigan Chapter. Previously, she served on the board of Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan and remains actively involved in foster care issues. She was most recently involved in the start-up of Second Chance Ranch and Rescue, Inc., in Boyne City, Michigan. Gayle has four dogs adopted from Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, three of them still living, who she enjoys with her daughter, Marissa.
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 Calico, Phoenix. They also own a condominium at Trout Creek where they spend much of their time. Gordon and Tina are the 2012 Howl at the Moon Honorary Chairpersons. 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 is currently training and hunting with his nine-month-old English Cocker Spaniel, Daisy.
Matt Mrozinski grew up in the small town of Onekama, Michigan, and attended MichiganStateUniversity where he received a degree in Business Finance. Matt and his wife, Elizabeth, moved to Petoskey in 2004. Matt is the Vice President of Lake Michigan Yacht Sales located in BayHarbor. Matt and Elizabeth have two sons, Chase and Cole, along with two dogs, Bubba and Bernie, who was adopted from Little Traverse Bay Humane Society at the Bay Harbor Bow Wow event. Matt and his family enjoy all that northern Michigan has to offer and he looks forward to working with the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society to enhance the lives of animals in any way possible.
Rebecca (Becky) Philipp-Kranig
Becky is a co-owner of Bearcub Outfitters in Petoskey. Becky and her husband moved to Petoskey more than 12 years ago with their dog, Darby, from the Boulder, Colorado, Humane Society. They adopted Bailey from Little Traverse Bay Humane Society a few years later. The have two boys. Becky was elected to the Board of Directors in 2004 and served as President of the Board from September of 2008 through December, 2011.