Transportation Riders United

Board of Directors

TRU’s board of directors is our vital governing force; the board sets our policies and goals through strategic planning, reviews and ratifies the decisions of our committees, ensures TRU has the financial resources to succeed, and is responsible for TRU’s adherence to our legal obligations and organizational values. Board members are also often the vital components on the committees that coordinate with other volunteers and staff to get our work done.

Meet TRU’s current Board of Directors:

New board members Tanise Hill (right) and Julie Tschirhart (left) with Board Chair Kelly Logan (middle) at 2017 Annual Meeting

Board members Tanise Hill (right) and Julie Tschirhart (left) with former Board Chair Kelly Logan (middle) at 2017 Annual Meeting

  • William Barlow, Board Member – Detroit
  • Nicole Brown, Board Member – Southfield
  • Sam Butler, Board Member – Detroit
  • Wendy Erzen, Board Member – Bloomfield Township
  • Marloshawn Franklin, Board Member – Harper Woods
  • David Gifford, Ridership Chair – Warren
  • Tanise Hill, Board Member – Detroit
  • Kelly Kozlowski, Board Member
  • Paul Lippens, Board Member – Ypsilanti
  • Stephen Maiseloff, Board Development Chair, Detroit
  • Kristen Milefchik, Let’s Talk Transit Chair, north Oakland County
  • Tzvi Raviv, Board Member – Farmington Hills
  • Nick Schroeck, Board Member
  • Hayley Steinkopf, Board Member – Grosse Pointe Park
  • Donald Stuckey, Vice President – Detroit
  • Shamsuddin Syed, New Mobility Chair – Bloomfield Hills
  • Elizabeth Tintinalli, Treasurer – Grosse Pointe Park
  • Julie Tschirhart, Secretary – Detroit (guest blog)

Interested in Joining TRU’s Board? 

We want a board of directors that reflects the best of Detroit: Diverse, dynamic and dedicated to getting the job done. We accept applications for new Board members (available in pdf or doc) each fall. If you have experience in public transit issues, or economic/community development, or a knack for politics or fundraising, or are well connected to decision makers in the region, and if you understand that transit is key component of a healthy economy and are willing to dedicate yourself to TRU’s and Detroit’s success, please learn more about TRU, the responsibilities you would take up as a board member, and what your next steps would be to explore making that happen.

Board applications are reviewed by the Board Development Committee, which makes a recommendation to the full Board. The full Board recommends a slate of new board candidates to the membership, which votes at TRU’s Annual Meeting each January.