Michelle Crumm was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder in December of 2014 to replace Francine Parker, whose term expired. She is appointed for a term expiring December 2022.
Michelle Crumm earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Purdue University and her Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.
Early on, Crumm served as an accountant at an automotive supplier and auditor at Plante and Moran, later obtaining her license as a Certified Public Accountant. Following this, Crumm spent nearly five years at Kellogg Company. During her tenure at Kellogg, she was able to accelerate her career with experiences in internal audit, investor relations, and procurement.
While working at Kellogg Company, Crumm became the Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer of Adaptive Materials, Inc. During her 12 years leading Adaptive Materials, Adaptive Materials was recognized for its dynamic growth with Ann Arbor SPARK FastTrack, Inc. 5,000, and Inc. 100 Energy Company awards. In this position, Crumm's leadership was proven instrumental in helping the fuel cell company transition from start-up to second stage. Making Adaptive Materials a fast growing, advanced manufacturing company and into a successful fuel cell manufacturing company. Adaptive Materials, Inc. was later acquired by defense industry giant Ultra Electronics in 2011. Since that time, Crumm has actively participated in many other start-ups as a founder and/or investor and currently has ownership in many local companies.
Crumm has been widely recognized for her leadership. She was named "Executive of the Year" from Ann Arbor.com, "Most Influential Women" by Crain's Detroit Business, and one of Enterprising Women's "Women of the Year." Ernst and Young also awarded her the prestigious title “Entrepreneur of the Year”.
At this time, Crumm serves as Founder/CEO of Present Value executive coaching company. She is known for her energy, serial entrepreneur, and accomplishments in helping leadership teams develop and implement strategy. As a dynamic community participant, Crumm served on the Board of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan and is the former Chair of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.
Regent Crumm currently serves as Chair of the Athletic Affairs Committee. In addition, Crumm is a member of the Personnel and Compensation Committee and serves on the Eagle Administrative Services Board.
First appointed: January 2015
Current term expires: December 2022
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