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WVU Alumni Association Board of Directors welcomes new members

Photograph of the WVU Erikson Alumni Center on the WVU Morgantown Campus.

The WVU Erickson Alumni Center is home to the WVU Alumni Association. The organization recently added two new Board of Directors members. (WVU Photo)

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A West Virginia University alumnus and a current student are joining the WVU Alumni Association Board of Directors. Michael Bell of Denver will serve a six-year term and student member Brogan Dozier from Charles Town will serve a one-year term, following their selection during the Alumni Association’s recent annual business meeting.

Michael Bell has more than 20 years of broad experience in the investment management and wealth management industries and nearly a decade of experience in corporate finance. He is chief executive officer and founder of Primark Capital, an investment management firm providing retail investors with access to private equity investment opportunities, and the president of Forum Investment Group, a multi-family focused real estate firm that provides access to private credit and private real estate investment opportunities.

Bell earned his bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Virginia and his law degree from West Virginia University.

Brogan Dozier is a junior journalism major double minoring in criminology and political science. Dozier’s campus involvement includes serving as vice president of the Student Government Association, president of Mirage Magazine, vice president of The National Association of Black Journalists—WVU Chapter, and a Reed College of Media ambassador.

“We are excited for Michael and Brogan to join the Board of Directors and serve our community of over 200,000 living alumni,” Kevin Berry, vice president of alumni relations and CEO of the WVU Alumni Association, said. “Michael brings significant expertise in his field and will add a valuable perspective to our broader engagement efforts. And with the University’s principle of students first, we are excited to welcome Brogan who will provide insights and serve as a voice for current students who are the future of our WVU Alumni family.”

During the annual business meeting, new members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors Executive Committee were elected to serve one-year terms. Tracy Schoenadel of Stamford, Connecticut, will serve as chair of the Board of Directors. In addition, Marilyn McClure-Demers of Galena, Ohio, will serve as vice chair; Zach Mendelson of Pittsburgh, as secretary; Sharon Flannery of Charleston, as treasurer; Kamau Brown of Marina del Rey, California, at-large; and Darren Feely of Falls Church, Virginia, as past president.

The WVU Alumni Association was organized in 1873 and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 1977. This year, the organization celebrates its 150th anniversary. It is the oldest University affiliate serving its largest constituency.



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