Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Executive Committee

Eric E. Peterson, Chairperson
General Motors Company (retired)
Pamela Alexander, Vice Chairperson
Ford Motor Company
Elizabeth W. Brooks
Chairperson Emeritus
Darrell Burks, Treasurer
PricewaterhouseCoopers (retired)
Lynn Weaver, Secretary
Yazaki North America, Inc. (retired)
Kelly Major Green, Parliamentarian
The Jackson Group at Morgan Stanley
James P. Cunningham, EC Member
Williams Williams Rattner & Plunkett, P.C.
Kala J. Gibson, EC Member
Fifth Third Bank

Rumia Ambrose-Burbank
Yvette Bing
H.T. and Associates, Incorporated
Larry Bryant
Comerica Bank
Kieth Cockrell
Bank of America
Kelli Coleman
The TEN Nail Bar
Matthew A. Davis
Chase Bank
Joni Thrower Davis
Jamjomar, Inc.
Walter E. Douglas Sr.
Avis Ford
Jennifer Fiore
Fiore Ventures, Inc.
Roderick Gillum
Jackson Lewis, LLP.
George R. Hamilton
Hamilton Consulting International
Joyce Hayes Giles
DTE Energy (retired)
Anika Jackson
Jackson Asset Management
Hiram Jackson
Real Times Media, Inc.
John James
James Group International
Tom Lewand, Sr.
City of Detroit
James W. McGinnis, Ph.D., J.D.
Law Offices of James McGinnis
Vivian Rogers Pickard
The Pickard Group
Tony Saunders
Volte Strategy
Jimmy Settles
International United Auto Workers
Suzanne Shank
Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co.
S. Gary Spicer, Sr.
Law Offices of S. Gary Spicer, Sr.
Carolynn Walton
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Dr. Brian Smith
Tuskegee Airmen National Museum

Executive Staff

Neil A. Barclay
President & CEO
Sharron Rose
George Cotton
SVP, Development
Charles Ferrell
VP, Public Programming


Thank you for your interest in service on the Board of Trustees for the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.  We're excited to begin the selection process and invite you to submit an application to serve.  

The Wright Museum Board of Trustees functions as ambassadors for the Museum, participating in fundraising and strategic planning, guided by their knowledge of the annual budget.
The selection process for new trustees is informed by the Museum's strategic plan, with consideration of current board composition and existing gaps in skill-sets or experience.
You can submit your application online with this link:
You can also download and complete the attached PDF to submit, along with your resume, by Friday March 8, 2019.