- Published on Monday, September 29, 2014 00:00
Professional Association: President, Grand Hotel
Education: B.A., Albion College, 1986. Honorary Doctorate of Business, Northern Michigan University, 2012.
R. Daniel Musser, III graduated from Albion College in 1986. Mr. Musser currently serves as the Owner and Operator of the Grand Hotel, a 386-room historic hotel built in 1887 on Mackinac Island. Following in his family's footsteps, Dan represents the third generation of Musser family ownership of the Grand Hotel - the world's largest summer resort.
In addition to overseeing the hotel, Mr. Musser is a leader in the hospitality industry and is actively serving the community in many ways. In addition to serving as the Trustee at Albion College, some notable positions include Trustee on the Michigan Colleges Foundation Board, President of the Mackinac Island Community Foundation, member of the Mackinac Bridge Authority, Board Member of the Michigan Retailers Association, past Chairman of the Resort Committee of the American Hotel and lodging Association, Board Member of the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau, and Chairman of the Mackinac Island Conventions and Visitor Bureau.
Mr. Musser's Albion College experience includes membership in Delta Tau Delta and the 1991National Leadership Conference.
Mr. Musser lives on Mackinac Island during the summer season. For the remainder of the year, he lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Marlee Brown, and their five children, Amelia, Robert, Matilda, Samuel and Cecelia.
Mr. Musser serves as an Albion College Trustee because…
he feels strongly about giving back to his alma mater and as a business owner and operator, it is an honor to help those who will be the next generation of leaders. Particularly, in this ever-changing environment and society, to assist and be involved with the college board can only help in working towards the end goal of helping our graduating students maximize and fulfill their potential, which of course, ultimately and most importantly, is in our graduating students' best interest.