Executive 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 headshotSteve Grafton

President & CEO
sgrafton@umich.edu | 734.763.9730

Steve provides leadership and direction to the Association and its leadership team, coordinating all Board of Directors activities and working with all U-M campuses.

Areas: ExecutiveUniversity/Student Relations

Angila Chapman headshotAngila Chapman

Vice President & CFO
simpsona@umich.edu | 734.615.3126

Angila and her team ensure the Association is operating efficiently and effectively through financial oversight, technical support, facilities management, and human resource management.

Areas: AccountingCustomer Relations, Human Resources, Technology

Dave Scheuler headshotDave Schueler, ’92

Senior Vice President, Alumni Engagement
dschue@umich.edu | 734.763.9754

Dave and his team oversee all alumni programming including travel, Camp Michigania, global engagement, athletics, education, and career, as well as advertising and sponsorship.

Areas: Advertising/Sponsorship, Alumni Career/EducationAlumni Communities, Alumni Travel, Events, Global Engagement, Michigania

Upasna Kakroo headshotUpasna Kakroo

Vice President, Marketing and Communications
upasna@umich.edu | 734.764.0025

Upasna and her team are responsible for overseeing marketing and communications, membership, product marketing, UX, digital communications, and data analytics.

Areas: Brand Design, Digital/Data, Digital/UX, Marketing/Membership, Writing

Ayanna McConnell headshotAyanna McConnell

Vice President, University Relations
ayannam@umich.edu | 734.615.9714

Ayanna and her team oversee all aspects of the Alumni Association’s university relations, student, and development programs. She also leads the Association’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice strategic initiatives.

Areas: Alumni VolunteerDevelopment, LEAD Scholars, Students