Board members

Ann Marie Fazio Aliotta

  • Board Co-Chair, FY24
  • Member since 2022
  • Associate Director, Communications, Office of University Development, University of Michigan
  • The Michigan Daily Alum, Reporter and News Editor
  • M.A. English and Creative Writing, New York University
  • B.A. English, University of Michigan

Jillian Berman

  • Member since 2023
  • Deputy Enterprise Editor and Enterprise Reporter, MarketWatch
  • Reporter, Managing News Editor, The Michigan Daily
  • B.A. History from the University of Michigan, 2011
  • MBA, Columbia Business School, 2021

John Copeland

  • Member since 2019
  • Managing Director, Medical Education, Alumni Relations and Global Initiatives, Michigan Medicine
  • Formerly with Ross School of Business
  • B.A. Literature, Science and Arts, University of Michigan, 1990

Susan Douglas

  • Member since 2020
  • Catherine Neafie Kellogg Professor, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, University of Michigan LSA Communication & Media
  • 2009 recipient of the Leonardo DaVinci Prize, from Society for History of Technology
  • M.A., Ph.D., Brown University 

Geoffrey Gagnon

  • Member since 2023
  • Global Features Director, GQ
  • Editor-in-Chief of The Michigan Daily, 2001
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Michigan

Jewel Gopwani Myers

  • Member since 2020
  • Senior Editor, Engagement & Events at The Detroit Free Press
  • Reporter, editor, arts writer and managing editor for The Michigan Daily 1997 - 2001
  • B.A., Organizational Studies, University of Michigan, 2001 

Andrew Grossman

  • Board Co-Chair, FY24
  • Member since 2021
  • Leads corporate strategy at Bloomberg Media and serves as chief of staff to the CEO
  • Prior to joining Bloomberg, Andrew worked at PayPal, Bain and Company, and as a reporter at The Wall Street Journal
  • Served as editor in chief of The Michigan Daily in 2008
  • B.A. History from the University of Michigan
  • MBA in finance from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School

Walter Middlebrook

  • Member since 2021
  • Foster Professor of Practice, Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, Penn State University
  • Part of an award-winning investigations team at The Detroit News; on staff 11 years
  • Part of team that won Pulitzer Prize for spot news reporting, Newsday 1992
  • Earned a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018 from the Society for Professional Journalists, Detroit Chapter
  • Inductee, Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame, 2023
  • B.S. Journalism, Boston University, 1976