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:
- Nicole Brown, Communications – Southfield
- Sam Butler, Communications – Detroit
- Wendy Ernzen, Fundraising and 20 Year team – Bloomfield Township
- Marloshawn Franklin, Elected Official Outreach – Harper Woods
- David Gifford, Ridership Promotion Chair – Warren
- Tanise Hill, Events – Detroit
- Kelly Koslowski, Communications – Birmingham
- Paul Lippens, New Mobility and Executive Committee – Ypsilanti
- Stephen Maiseloff, Board Development and 20 Year team – Detroit
- Hannah Mae Merten, New Mobility team, Ridership team – Detroit
- Kristen Milefchik, Let’s Talk Transit Chair – Clarkston
- Nick Schroeck, Finance Committee – Bloomfield Twp
- Hayley Steinkopf, Events team – Grosse Pointe Park
- Donald Stuckey, President – Detroit
- Shamsuddin Nauman Syed, New Mobility Chair – Bloomfield Hills
- Elizabeth Tintinalli, Treasurer and 20 Year team – Grosse Pointe Park
- Julie Tschirhart, Vice President and 20 Year team – Detroit
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 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.