Michelle Crumm, Vice Chair

A headshot of Regent Crumm.
 Michelle Crumm
A headshot of Regent Crumm.

 Michelle Crumm

Michelle Crumm was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder in December 2014 to replace Francine Parker, whose term expired. She is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2022. She serves as Founder/CEO of Present Value executive coaching company. As a high energy, serial entrepreneur, Michelle is accomplished in helping leadership teams develop and implement strategy.

As co-founder and chief business officer of Adaptive Materials, Inc., Michelle's leadership was instrumental in helping the fuel cell company transition from start-up to second stage, fast-growing advanced manufacturing company. Grown and built in to a successful fuel cell manufacturing company, Adaptive Materials, Inc. was acquired by defense industry giant Ultra Electronics in 2011. Since that time, Michelle has actively participated in many other start-ups as a founder and/or investor and currently has ownership in many local companies.

Widely recognized for her leadership, Michelle 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." She was also awarded the prestigious title "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Ernst and Young. 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.

As a dynamic community participant, Michelle serves on the Board of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan. She is the former Chair for the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.

Prior to founding Adaptive Materials, Michelle 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. In addition to Kellogg Company, Michelle has served as an accountant at an automotive supplier and obtained her Certified Public Accountant license while working as an auditor with Plante and Moran.

Michelle earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Purdue University and a master of business administration degree from University of Michigan.

Regent Crumm serves as Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee and is a member of the Personnel and Compensation Committee.

First appointed: January 2015

Current term expires: December 2022

Contact Information

Board of Regents Office
207 Welch Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197



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