OUR TEAM

With great care and careful consideration, our executive team leads the Association into a new era of innovation by calling on a diverse pool of history and experience.

STEVE GRAFTON

President & CEO
Phone: 734.763.9730
sgrafton@umich.edu

Steve is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the Association and its leadership team. This team coordinates all Board of Directors activities and handles key relationships with leaders of all three U-M campuses.

JERRY SIGLER, ’83

Sr. Vice President & CFO
Phone: 734.763.5055
jsigler@umich.edu

Jerry and his team manage the financial risks of the Association, financial planning and record-keeping, as well as financial reporting to higher management. The team is also responsible for all aspects of the Association’s fundraising, including LEAD scholarships, regional scholarships, and Camp Michigania. The business operations team includes responsibility for membership campaigns, benefits and services, merchandise and the development of unique programs.

DAVE SCHUELER, ’92

Vice President, Alumni Engagement and Program Delivery
Phone: 734.763.9754
dschue@umich.edu

Dave and his team are responsible for engaging alumni globally through a network of alumni communities. It’s a network of hundreds of volunteers whose mission it is to engage alumni with each other and the University. The team also leads the organization’s University relations efforts to create collaborations with campus schools, colleges and units to benefit alumni, students and support University initiatives. They also provide leadership in delivering impactful events that promote the Association and its brand values.

ANNE FEIGHAN

Vice President of Marketing
Phone: 734.763.9743
afeighan@umich.edu

Anne and her team develop and implement a strategic marketing and communication plan that supports the Association’s strategic direction, enhances the Association’s brand, increases membership through recruitment and retention, and enhances awareness of and participation in our programs and services. The team also plans and directs all marketing activities, including online/print advertising, Website content, e-communications, content strategy, social media, direct mail and Michigan Alumnus magazine.

JAMES COREY, MPA’11

Executive Director of Development
Phone: 734.764.3777
jtcorey@umich.edu

James and his team are charged with raising revenue to help ensure more meaningful alumni connections and alumni success. Alumni Relations is the front line of communication with many of our members and delivering a personal experience with each call is important. The Membership team provides access to unique experiences for alumni while helping to generate support for services for recent alumni and events. The Annual and Major Giving team helps alumni direct their philanthropic support to ensure programs such as the LEAD Scholars, regional scholarships, and Camp Michigania remain strong.

SHELLY CONNER, MS’97, PhD’00

Executive Director for Alumni Education and Enrichment
Phone: 734.764.2821
shellyah@umich.edu

Shelly and her team are charged with creating ongoing education and enrichment experiences that contribute to Alumni Connections and Alumni Success. The newly formed Education and Enrichment team works to identify relevant content that can be shared with the broader alumni community. The Alumni Career team provides alumni with career and professional development opportunities, including networking events and skill building seminars. The Alumni Travel program creates extraordinary trips with faculty experts who provide their insights into the local culture and aspects of their research with discerning alumni travelers.

ANGILA CHAPMAN

Executive Director of Business Operations
Phone: 734.615.3126
simpsona@umich.edu

Angila and her team ensure the Association is operating efficiently and effectively.  The Finance team is responsible for financial statements, the quarterly forecast cycle, annual budget approval, maintaining and updating policies and procedures, filing annual taxes, and leading the external audit. The Technology team supports the organization by providing robust solutions to engage and track all touch points of our alumni. The Human Resources team builds and develops staff expertise across the Association, conducts the annual review process, and ensures we are coaching our staff to further enhance their careers. Angila also oversees facilities at the Alumni Center and the Association’s off-site office.