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Board of Trustees

Fund operations are directed by the Board of Trustees, elected by the general membership of the Fund. The Trustees meet four to five times a year and are responsible for management and oversight of the Fund. They review financial performance, underwriting performance, and authorize all claim settlements.

Tony Kramer, Chair, Belding

Mr. Kramer represents Belding Fruit Storage Inc. He has been a member of the Fund since 2008 and board chair since 2018.

Cheryl Schmandt, Trustee, Novi

Ms. Schmandt represents Michigan Milk Producers Association. Cheryl has been a member of the Fund and board since 2007.

David Hackert, Trustee, Ludington

Mr. Hackert represents Indian Summer Co-op Inc. He has been a member of the Fund since 2007 and a member of the board since 2012.

Doug Rath, Trustee, Frankfort

Mr. Rath represents Graceland Fruit Inc. He has been a member of the Fund since 2007 and a member of the board since 2018.

Laura Reed, Trustee, Traverse City

Ms. Reed represents Cherry Central. She has been a member of the Fund since 2007 and a trustee 2012.