J.Donald “Don” Sheets
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Trustee

June 4, 2018 through Present

J. Donald (Don) Sheets currently serves as principal of his consulting firm, focusing on strategic advising, board service in materials, financial, health care and higher education. Don brings his extensive executive leadership experience, business knowledge and financial expertise to billion dollar organizations as well as selected philanthropic pursuits.

Don completed a 34-year career with Dow Corning Corporation in 2017, retiring as Vice Chairman. He continues to serve as a director of Dow Corning and Hemlock Semiconductor. Don’s career with Dow Corning included 14 years as Executive Vice President and CFO, Vice President of Internet Business, where he led the development of the XIAMETER internet business, and various other commercial and financial positions.

Don also serves on the board of directors of American Zinc Recycling, Mid-Michigan Health System, Tri-Star Trust Bank, The Temple Theatre Foundation and Albion College, where he serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He also served a number of years on the board of Business Leaders for Michigan and the Midland Center for the Arts.

Ship Sponsor Susan Ford Bales (center) presents limited edition prints of CVN 78 Commissioning to co-hosts of the Commissioning Tribute in Midland, Michigan Andrew N. Liveris (left) and Commissioning Committee member J. Donald Sheets on September 17, 2015. (Photo Courtesy of Dr. Robert M. Humphries)

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