Molly Luempert-Coy and Sherwin Prior named to EMU Foundation board of directors

Each will serve three-year term

by Geoff Larcom, Published April 04, 2013

YPSILANTI – Molly Luempert-Coy, regional manager for DTE Energy, and Sherwin Prior, managing director at General Motors Ventures, LLC, were recently elected to the Eastern Michigan University Foundation Board of Trustees and will serve as volunteers.

Luempert-Coy holds a bachelor's degree with a double major in political science and public relations, as well as a master's degree in communications, all from Eastern Michigan University. At DTE Energy, she covers governmental and community relations for southern Washtenaw, Lenawee, Monroe, and southern Wayne counties. She manages ongoing relationships with 43 communities on a multitude of issues affecting DTE Energy.

She has been with DTE Energy for 20 years and held various positions of increasing authority along with receiving DTE Energy's top awards for customer service, environment and volunteerism. She resides in Saline, Mich., with her husband, Todd, and two children, Amanda and Blake.

Luempert-Coy is active in civic affairs, and currently sits on several boards and committees in Monroe and the surrounding communities. She is a 2010 recipient of the EMU "Alumnus Achievement Award." a past recipient of the Monroe County Women in Philanthropy "Philanthropist of the Year" award, as well as the Salvation Army "Others Award" in 2010 and "Monroe County Community College Business and Industry Leader of the Year" award for 2007.

Prior, a veteran of the U.S. Army, received a bachelor of business administration degree in finance from Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

Before joining GM Ventures in 2010, he held various positions within the financial industry, including Northpointe Capital, Morgan Stanley, General Motors, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Stout Risius Ross. He serves on the Eastern Michigan University College of Business Accounting and Finance Advisory Board and was an adjunct lecturer in finance for the University. He resides in Rochester Hills, Mich.

The EMU foundation is a private, nonprofit corporation that increases private support and manages endowment assets for the benefit of Eastern Michigan University. EMU Foundation board members are elected by the board and serve three-year terms.

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Geoff Larcom


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