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Governor appoints two new CMU board members

Alumni replace members whose terms expire this year

Contact: Heather Smith

​Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed two new members — Edward Plawecki and Todd Anson — to join the Central Michigan University Board of Trustees.

Plawecki, of Plymouth, Michigan, is general counsel and director of government relations at UHY Advisors MI Inc., a national professional accounting services firm. Prior to joining the firm, he served as general counsel and director of government relations with major corporations for more than 20 years.

Plawecki recently served as an advisor and consultant to several major financially distressed local governmental entities, supporting them in various restructuring, service consolidation, and deficit reduction activities and strategies. He is a member of the Michigan District Judges Association, the American Bar Association and the American Arbitration Association. He is a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for Labor Law.

Plawecki received a bachelor’s degree in education from CMU and a law degree from the Detroit College of Law.

He replaces Bill Kanine, whose term expires at the end of December.

Anson, of Charlevoix, Michigan, is a lawyer and entrepreneur who serves as a managing member of One Pacific Sports. He co-founded the commercial development company Cisterra Partners, for which he was recognized as EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year and NAIOP Developer of the Year in San Diego, California. 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. 

Anson, who holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from CMU and a law degree from the University of Michigan, received the CMU College of Science and Engineering’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2005. He also served as a member of CMU’s National Campaign Committee from 2003-2006 and Fire Up for Excellence Steering Committee in 2016-2017.

Anson replaces Patricia Mooradian, whose term also expires at the end of December.

"I am honored to welcome alumni Mr. Plawecki and Mr. Anson back to the Central Michigan University community as board members," President Bob Davies said.

"Their knowledge of and dedication to their alma mater, combined with extensive experience in their fields, will benefit our students, our university and beyond. I look forward to working with them as we build on our reputation as a leading national research university committed to student success,” he said.

CMU’s Board of Trustees consists of eight members appointed by Michigan's governor with authority granted through the state constitution. The board governs the business and affairs of the university.

The new trustees will serve through Dec. 31, 2026, and their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the State Senate.​

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