The FIA welcomes the following members to the
Board of Trustees.
is returning to the FIA Board of Trustees after having served two previous six-year terms in which she served as Board Secretary for five years and Board President for two more of those years. Liz is a member of the Rubens Society and previously served as the FIA's Rubens Society Coordinator for five years. Professionally Liz is an industrial engineer, receiving her BS and MS from GMI (now Kettering University). She was a senior engineer with Buick, served on the executive staff of Flint's Mayor Collier as Deputy City Administrator, and is currently the Senior Assistant to the Emergency Manager for the City of Flint. Liz is married to Dr. Kienan Murphy (pediatrician) and they have three adult children.
is also returning to the FIA Board of Trustees after having served one previous six-year term. Ira has been a resident of Flint for 37 years. During his 40 years in education, Ira served in a variety of capacities ranging from class room teacher to Superintendent of schools. Ira has been an active member of the Flint community serving on numerous boards. He has garnered several awards for his service. His interests are varied with music, the arts, and athletics in the forefront. Currently he is President/CEO of the Rutherford Group and a happy member of the Grandfathers Club..