Robert B. Hetler, '64
Professional Association: Partner (retired), PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, San Francisco and New Orleans, responsible for world-wide services to clients in the Engineering & Construction industry; Visiting Lecturer, Albion College, 1967-8, and University of California, Berkeley, 1968-71, 1984, and 1985.
Education: Albion College, A.B. 1964; Harvard University, MBA, 1967; University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. Program 1968-71.
Community Activities (present and past): Member of the board of Traverse Symphony Orchestra, Traverse City; Aurora Theatre, Berkeley, California; Berkeley Symphony, Berkeley, California; California Symphony, Walnut Creek, California; Berkeley Public Education Foundation, Berkeley, California; San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum, San Francisco, California; Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society, Berkeley, California; Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, California.
Albion College Involvement: Member, Board of Trustees, since 1991; Founding Chairman, Audit & Compliance Committee, since 2005; Member of Trusteeship, Finance & Business Affairs, Infrastructure, and Governance Committees. Chairman, Visiting Committee, Carl A Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management, 1989-2010. Sponsor of 26 Gerstacker interns at Coopers & Lybrand and PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Francisco and New Orleans. Chairman, National Annual Fund Campaign, 1991 and 1992. Chairman of the Class of 1964's 45th and 50th reunions. Sponsor of the Robert B. Hetler/PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting Scholarship which has been awarded 75 times. Member, Class of 1964 Faculty Tribute Endowed Scholarship Committee.
Personal: Married to Gail Snyder Hetler, '68, National Board Certified Teacher of High School French and Director, East Bay World Language Project at the University of California, Berkeley, (retired); Sponsor of the Gail Snyder Hetler Education Scholarship.
Board of Trustees
The function of the Board of Trustees of Albion College is to establish the goals of the College, determine its major features and policies, approve their implementation, and provide for the effective support, administration, and advancement of the College. The Board, in its responsibility for the College, is committed to the fulfillment of the academic needs and personal development of Albion students within the interests of society and its spiritual heritage.
The Board consists of up to 33 Board-elected members. The membership includes up to six trustees representing the United Methodist Church, which has been historically related to the College since the College's founding in 1835, as well as two recent graduates elected to serve staggered, two-year terms. Term limits for trustees will normally be four terms of three years each (a total of 12 years), subject to positive evaluations.
Three full Board meetings—in October, February, and May—are held annually, with an option for an additional meeting during the summer by teleconference. Current members of the Board are listed below, including the year their terms expire. Following the year is an uppercase letter code: T—elected by the Board of Trustees; A—elected by the Albion College Alumni Association; D—elected by the Detroit Conference of the United Methodist Church; WM—elected by the West Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church. R—recent graduate trustee.
Chief Financial Officer
Dow Corning Corp.
Midland, Michigan (2015 T)
Chair of the Board
Partner, Assurance Services
Ernst and Young, LLP
San Jose, California (2016 T)
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation
Grand Rapids, Michigan (2015 T)
Brookover, Carr & Schaberg, PC
Okemos, Michigan (2016 A)
Chair, Trusteeship Committee
Stephen M.G. Charnley
Greenville United Methodist Church
Greenville, Michigan (2016 WM)
President and CEO
Gaithersburg, Maryland (2015 T)
Cass Community Social Services
Detroit, Michigan (2016 D)
Detroit, Michigan (2014 A)
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana (2015 T)
Chair, Institutional Advancement Committee
Berkeley, California (2015 T)
Chair, Audit & Compliance Committee
Michigan Area United Methodist Church
Okemos, Michigan (2015)
United States District Court
Bay City, Michigan (2014 T)
Chair, Finance & Business Affairs Committee
The Grand Hotel
Mackinac Island, Michigan (2016 A)
Vice Chairman (retired)
Latham & Watkins, LLP
McLean, Virginia (2016 T)
Chair, Academic & Student Affairs Committee
Warner Norcross & Judd, LLP
Grand Rapids, Michigan (2015 T)
Troy, Michigan (2014 T)
Chair, Investment Committee
Vice President for Research
University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois (2015 T)
State of Michigan
Lansing, Michigan (2016 T)
Saginaw, Michigan (2014 T)
Chair, Infrastructure Committee
Ernst and Young, LLP
Detroit, Michigan (2016 R)
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mackinac Financial Corporation & mBank
Birmingham, Michigan (2014 T)
President and CEO
Plymouth, Minnesota (2016 T)
Cincinnati, Ohio (2014 T)
Chesterton High School
Sylvania, Ohio (2015 R)
Director, Gene Therapy Program
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2017 T)
J. Donald (Don) Sheets, '82
Professional Association: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Dow Corning Corporation
Education: Albion College, 1982. University of Michigan, MBA Operations Management
J. Donald Sheets graduated from Albion College in 1982. Upon graduation, Don began his professional career at Dow Corning Corporation while continuing his studies at University of Michigan earning an MBA in Operations Management. Don's 32-year career with Dow Corning has included professional roles in accounting, finance, marketing and management. He currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Don serves as a director of Wolverine Bank; a director of MidMichigan Health System; a director of Tri-Star Trust Bank; a director of Business Leaders for Michigan; and a director of the Midland Center for the Arts.
His Albion College involvement includes: Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Sigma Chi (honored as a "Significant Sig" in 2012).
Don and his wife, Angela (’82 Alumna), share a passion for serving organizations in which their efforts can make a lasting impact. They have two sons, J.D. and Andrew, and live in Midland, Michigan.
Mr. Sheets serves as an Albion College Trustee because…
My education and experiences at Albion College prepared me exceptionally well for the personal and professional challenges in my life. I attribute much of my success in life to my time at Albion and am pleased to give back as a Trustee.
Joseph S. Calvaruso, '78
Professional Association: Executive Director, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation.
Education: Albion College, 1978. Western Michigan University, Masters of Business Administration.
Joseph Calvaruso graduated from Albion College in 1978. Upon graduation, he continued his studies earning his Master of Business Administration from Western Michigan University. Mr. Calvaruso currently serves as the Executive Director for the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Prior to his joining the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation in 2008, Mr. Calvaurso’s career past boasts over 29 years of experience in the banking industry. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, Director of Risk Management at Mercantile Bank. In addition, he has extensive experience as Trip Lead for the White House advance team, both within the United States and overseas.
In addition to his current role, Mr. Calvaruso serves on numerous non-profit boards.
He and his wife Donna live in Galesburg, Michigan.
Mr. Calvaruso serves as an Albion College Trustee because…
his experience he had while attending Albion, which has allowed him to go on to have a successful business career and a wonderful life.