Governor Snyder appoints two new members to CMU Board of Trustees

Trustee Patrica Mooradian ends a lengthy presentation during the closing minutes of the Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 26 in the President's Conference Room.

Gov. Rick Snyder appointed two people to the Central Michigan University Board of Trustees.

The appointments were announced in a University Communications press release Oct. 17.

Edward Plawecki and Todd Anson will replace Trustee Bill Kanine and Trustee Patricia Mooradian, whose terms expire in December.

Plawecki is general counsel and director of government relations at UHY Advisors MI Inc., a national accounting services firm. 

Plawecki received a bachelor's in education from CMU and a law degree from the Detroit College of Law.  He is a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for Labor Law.

Anson of Charlevoix is a lawyer and entrepreneur who serves as a managing member of One Pacific Sports. He co-founded real estate development company Cisterra Partners and is a past recipient of E&Y’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” award in San Diego. as well as a former Managing Partner at a large California law firm, according to the governor's website

Additionally, Anson taught at the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business in its MBA program as a member of its adjunct faculty from 1985-1990. He is a venture investor and has served on numerous corporate boards including Armor Express and currently is a director of Grand Rapids based UV Angel. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Central Michigan University and a law degree from the University of Michigan.

Anson and Plawecki's terms will expire Dec. 31, 2026 and their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Michigan State Senate, the release said.

"I am honored to welcome alumni Mr. Plawecki and Mr. Anson back to the Central Michigan University community as board members," President Robert Davies said in the press release. "Their knowledge of and dedication to their alma mater, combined with extensive experience in their fields, will benefit our students, our university and beyond."