Mary L. Kramer '79

Mary L. Kramer '79

Mary Kramer is a group publisher at Crain Communications, a Detroit-based, family-owned publishing company of 25 respected business brands.  She also serves as director of the Detroit Homecoming, a civic initiative to reconnect successful Detroit-area “expats” with the city. She graduated from Grand Valley State University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in arts and media, and became the first woman to be president of Detroit Athletic Club in 2003. Current leadership roles include: chair, GVSU Board of Trustees, vice chair, the Detroit-based Skillman Foundation, a private foundation focused on improving the lives of children in Detroit; executive committee, Detroit Institute of Arts board; vice chair, Metropolitan Affairs Coalition. She received an honorary doctor of letters degree from GVSU in 2006.

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