Michael R. Kramer Named Chair of Oakland University’s Board of Trustees

August 14, 2013

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Michael R. Kramer has been elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Oakland University for a one year term. He had previously been elected Chair of the Board in 2012.

Mr. Kramer was first appointed to OU’s board in August 2008 by then-Governor Jennifer Granholm. He is a Member of the Dickinson Wright PLLC law firm, considered one of the country’s leading business law firms, with offices in Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Saginaw and Grand Rapids, Mich.; Columbus, Nashville, Toronto, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Washington, D.C. He serves as a Director/Vice Chairman for Oakland Family Services.

He is a Past Director of Resolution Trust Corporation; State of Michigan’s Export Development Corporation; Jewish Home for the Aged; Crestmark Bancorp, Inc.; Attorney Discipline Board and Past President and Director of the Franklin Hills Country Club. He was selected as one of the Best Lawyers in Michigan by his peers.

“I’m pleased to accept the responsibility of leading the Oakland University Board for a second consecutive year,” Kramer said. “We have a tremendous mix of talent, business savvy and leadership on our board. I’m also looking forward to working with Interim President Youngblood, Provost Lentini and Oakland University faculty and staff to continue the positive momentum they’ve helped build over the past several years.”

Mr. Kramer and his wife, Zina, have two children.

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