Our Alumni Relations Board plays the lead role in building and coordinating our extensive network of some 2500 highly accomplished alumni. This alumni base provides our alumni with unique opportunities to network with fellow alumni and engage with our students. As listed below, the Board has established 21 regional alumni groups across the U.S. and an international alumni group. Through these localized alumni groups, alumni are better able to network with each other, not only through hosting local alumni events and receptions but also by building professional and personal relationships within their locales.

Alumni Relations Board

PRESIDENT
Duncan Ferguson
Duncan Ferguson
Managing Director, Marketing and Client Services
Vantage Leadership Consulting

Duncan received his Bachelor's degree from Michigan State’s College of Social Science and his M.A. degree from Michigan State University’s School of Human Resources and Labor Relations (SHRLR). He actively gives back to his alma mater, where he is the President of the SHRLR Alumni Relations Board, an Advisory Board member for MSU’s College Employment Research Institute, and a founding member of Chicago Spartan Leaders. He has twice been a guest on WGN Radio and has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Investment Daily, Chicago Tribune, and Benefits Online.


DIRECTORS
Tiffany L. (Gaston) Jones
Tiffany L. (Gaston) Jones
Advanced Human Resources Consultant
Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Tiffany is a proud May 2012 graduate of the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations. During her time in the Program, she served as SHRM President, and worked as an Assistant in the Career Development and Placement Office. Tiffany interned at Marathon Petroleum Company’s Detroit Refinery, and accepted an opportunity to join the team full-time upon graduation as an HR Consultant. Over the past 5 years, Tiffany has worked at Marathon’s Corporate Office in Findlay, OH, their flagship Refinery in Garyville, LA, and recently returned back to the Detroit Refinery as an Advanced Human Resources Consultant and Community Relations Representative.

Jeff Krautkramer
Jeff Krautkramer
Vice President Human Resources
IDEX Corporation

Jeff graduated from the University of Minnesota with a psychology degree and earned a Master's of Human Resources and Labor Relations from Michigan State University. Jeff is Six Sigma Green Belt certified and is a graduate of GE's Human Resources Leadership Program. He is a Global Human Resources leader with 15+ years of progressive HR experience. Currently, he is the Vice President of Human Resources supporting the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and ~7,000 employees at IDEX Corporation, a $2 Billion+ publicly traded company (NYSE: IEX) engaged in the development, design and manufacture of fluidics systems and specialty engineered products.

Jerry McGrath
Jerry McGrath
Managing Partner, Global Human Resources Practice
DHR International

Jerry is Managing Partner of the Human Resources Practice Group at DHR International in New York. He manages searches for human resources leaders across a vast array of industries and organizations, and his clients benefit from his more than two decades of global experience in both corporate human resources and executive search. Mr. McGrath began his corporate career with GTE Corporation, a predecessor firm to Verizon. He spent 10 years in progressive human resources roles culminating with the role of director of executive placement. Mr. McGrath holds a master’s in labor and industrial relations from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s in political science from West Virginia University.

Patrick Wilkinson
Patrick Wilkinson
Head of Human Resources - Managing Director
Mizuho Capital Markets Corporation

Pat was born and raised in Germany and France, speaks French fluently, and has worked both in the United States and Europe. He is open to domestic and global assignments and operates effectively in multi-cultural global environments. Pat holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland in Political Science and Economics with High Honors and a Master of Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University with Distinction.

Baily Wyant
Baily Wyant
Team Member Experience Consultant
Quicken Loans

Baily received her Bachelor’s in Economics and Psychology from Albion College and graduated in 2012 from the MHRLR program. Currently she is a Team Member Experience Consultant on the Team Member Experience team at Quicken Loans. The Team Member Experience is a team focusing on improving processes and programs to promote our unique culture while providing an AMAZING experience for our team members. While at Quicken Loans (5 years in Fall 2017!), she has been part of building a new performance management program, annual compensation program, creating the engagement survey, recognition programs to name a few! A HUGE Michigan State Spartan fan, lucky enough to be a football season ticket holder for 6 years now and has gone to 5 MSU bowl games including the 2014 Rose Bowl.



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