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Nov. 12, 2007
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New trustee joins Eastern Michigan University foundation board

YPSILANTI – Ronald R. Reed, (86’), recently was elected to the Eastern Michigan University Foundation Board of Trustees for a three-year term. He serves as a volunteer.

Reed earned a bachelor’s degree from EMU in 1986 with a major in physics. He is managing director with Seneca Partners, an investment banking and venture capital firm affiliated with Seneca Health Partners. Formerly, Reed was a partner at Endeavor Capital in New York and led several investments for the firm in the Midwest and West Coast. He is a venture partner of Silicon Alley Venture Partners in New York and serves on the boards of NWP Services Co., Biotronic, 7th Online and the Michigan Venture Capital Association, where he chairs the legislative committee. He resides in Ann Arbor.

The EMU Foundation is a private, nonprofit corporation that increases private support and manages endowment assets for the benefit of Eastern Michigan University.


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