Mark A. Murray
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Retired Trustee

June 3, 2002 through June 2019

Mark Murray has served in many leadership roles in Michigan. His current role is as Vice-Chairman of Meijer Inc. where he previously served as President and Co-CEO. Prior to joining Meijer, Mark served as President of Grand Valley State University. His other roles in education included board member of the Detroit Public School and Vice President for Finance and Administration at Michigan State University.

Mark served in many roles in Michigan state government; his final role as a Treasurer and Education Adviser to the Governor. Over his career, he also served as State Budget Director and in multiple roles within state agencies related to finance, human services, economic development and policy analysis.

Mark is on the board of DTE Inc. and serves as an independent trustee for fixed income mutual funds managed by Fidelity Investments. He has previously served on the board of Universal Forest Products, Spectrum Health, Michigan State Chamber of Commerce, and Grand Rapids Symphony among other groups.

He graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Economics and a Masters in Labor and Industrial Relations.

(L-R) Gleaves Whitney, Trustees Ralph Hauenstein, John Engler and Mark Murray on June 2, 2014 at the Foundation Annual Dinner in Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Robert M. Humphries)

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