Detroit Free Press: Whitmer names two-time Ilitch School alumna to MSU Board of Trustees

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday named Sandy Pierce to fill a vacancy on the MSU Board of Trustees. Pierce will fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Pat O'Keefe, Whitmer announced in a news release. Pierce's term begins immediately and expires Jan. 1, 2029. Pierce, of Detroit, is the senior executive vice president of Huntington National Bank. Previously, she was named vice chairman of FirstMerit Corporation and has held senior roles at RBS Citizens and JPMorgan Chase. Pierce, who is chair of the Detroit Economic Club board, has held many board roles, including chair of the Henry Ford Health System Board. She has been recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business, the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion, and Harvard Business School. In 2018, she was awarded Michigan State University’s Honorary Alumni Award. Pierce earned her bachelor's and M.B.A. at Wayne State University's Mike Ilitch School of Business.

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