Two new members join the AnnArbor.com Editorial Board
AnnArbor.com is welcoming two new community members to our Editorial Board. Mary Kerr, president of the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and David R. Lampe, vice president for communications at the University of Michigan, joined our board last week and participated in the deliberations on today’s editorial.
The board meets weekly to discuss local issues and formulate the positions that AnnArbor.com takes in the editorials that appear in print and online every Sunday. The other community members currently on the board are David Mielke and Marsha Chamberlin. Bob Guenzel, the retired Washtenaw County administrator, has finished his term on the board and stepped down last week.
Kerr serves on the board of a variety of community organizations, including the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Washtenaw County Workforce Development Board, the Arts Alliance of the Ann Arbor Area, the Washtenaw Community College Foundation Women’s Council and the University of Michigan Exhibit Museum of Natural History. She served two terms as president of the Michigan Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus and is a current board member of that organization.
Lampe oversees communications activities at U-M that include Public Affairs, Michigan Public Radio, Michigan Productions (video and television) and the Freedom of Information Office. Before coming to U-M, he held marketing and communications positions at Harvard Business School, Boston University and MIT.
A former journalist, he worked as reporter for the Los Angeles Times and Business Week. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a master’s in mechanical engineering from MIT. He also earned an M.A. in journalism from Stanford University.