Our Board of Directors:
William R. Shepler, President
Now semi-retired from his family-owned business, Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry, Mr. Shepler was the administrator of all phases of the ferry business consisting of a fleet of 7 vessels and two hundred employees which annually transports 400,000 passengers to and from Mackinac Island. He also established the Circle Michigan tour group organization. Founding member of IMMM.
David Morthland, Vice President
David is a Mackinaw City resident who is the Executive Office Manager for the Indiana Limestone Institute and is a Purdue graduate (Electrical Technology). He is an active HAM radio operator volunteering at various events such as FEMA emergencies, field days and aboard the Icebreaker Mackinaw Museum ship.
Dr. Roger Frederick Benter, Secretary
A retired chiropractor Dr. Benter is active in the Cheboygan Kiwanis Club, the Cheboygan Chapter of the Audubon Society, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and a founding member of the Cheboygan Yacht Club.
Randall Power, Treasurer
First Community Bank Branch President, retired, Mr. Powers owned the Cedarville Shell Station from 1999 to 2005 and was the First National Bank of St. Ignace Senior Vice President from 1983 to 1993. He currently serves on the Cheboygan-Otsego-Presque Isle Education School District (COPESD) Board of Education and Cheboygan Lions Club.
Thomas Spaude, Director
President and co-founder of Innovative Communications, Inc., an integrator of audio, video and data collaboration products specializing in distance education classrooms, video production systems, interactive mediated classrooms and custom collaborative solutions for K-12 schools, colleges, and universities. ICI has grown into one of the top ten system integrators in the Unites States with systems throughout the U.S. and in seven countries.
William K. Marvin, Director
In a career spanning thirty-three years, Mr. Marvin worked in the telecommunications industry with Michigan Bell as the director of Management Employment and Placement and director of Global Markets, Michigan. He wrote and presented customer quality and service seminars; also served as a consultant in the time and stress management fields. Mr. Marvin is the vice president of the Mackinaw Area Historical Society, was appointed to the Mackinac Island State Park Commission by Governor Snyder, and is a member of the Essence of Emmet historical collaborative.
Adam Price, Director
Adam’s areas of expertise include small and large electronics, electrical work, and computer/communications technologies. His passion for amateur radio operations led him to being a part of the ship’s HAM radio events. It was here that his childhood fascination with maritime culture and history was rekindled.
Jim Stevens, Director
A graduate from the University of Evansville (BS in Electrical Engineering) Jim’s career experience as a Computer and Systems Engineer spans over 35 years. Since having a part-time residence in Mackinaw City, Jim has helped IMMM with many projects relating to lighting re-fit, HAM radio operations and general electrical work. He is a member of the Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Band, here in Mackinaw City.