October 25, 2013
Albion College is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members of the board of trustees: Ernst & Young senior partner Kevin Asher, '86, and physician and entrepreneur Dennis Wahr, '74.
Asher is a senior partner based in Ernst & Young’s San Jose, California office, working with some of the world's largest technology companies and leading the firm's assurance practice in the Silicon Valley. Before moving to California in 2009, Asher was Ernst & Young's regional assurance leader and global coordinating partner in Detroit, serving several Fortune 500 companies within the automotive industry. Asher has handled numerous multinational accounts, providing advice on international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, internal and external reporting, tax accounting, corporate governance, public offerings and cooperation with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He has served as a trustee for the Michigan Colleges Foundation and on Albion's Gerstacker Institute advisory committee.
In the past 12 years, Dennis Wahr has co-founded two successful startup companies to develop medical devices for use in cardiovascular surgery. Following the sale of both companies to larger manufacturers, Wahr is now president and chief executive officer of Holaira, Inc., a device development company focused on new technologies for use in treating lung disease. Wahr previously spent 14 years as an interventional cardiologist and served as chief of cardiology at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. A member of Albion’s Athletic Hall of Fame, Wahr led the Britons to an MIAA golf championship in 1972; he was also named MVP of the 1973-74 Briton basketball team. Wahr received an Albion College Distinguished Alumni Award in 2013. He lives in Hopkins, Minn.