Dennis was appointed to the Board of Trustees on 08/11/2022 and his term expires 12/31/2022.
Dennis was born in Detroit and moved to Marquette in 1969 to attend NMU. Upon graduation he stayed and worked in the U.P. for 30 years. He moved to Florida to assist with aging parents in 2000 and returned to the U.P. in 2015 where he purchased a home on Indian Lake.
A graduate of Northern Michigan University. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and Business Administration. He also received a Masters degree in Public Administration. His career included several professional administration positions including Director of Finance and Administration for the Upper Peninsula Health Education Corporation (UPHEC) a remote campus of Michigan State College of Human Medicine, Director of Administration for Butch, Quinn, Rosemurgy Law Firm, Director of Health & Human Services or Hannahville Indian Community, Owner/Operator of Superior Physicians Association an Emergency Room Physician staffing company serving rural Upper Peninsula hospitals.
He served as President of the Delta County Chamber of Commerce, Founding member of the Delta County EDC, President & Board Member of Group Teaching Homes of Boy’s Town, Selected Tribal Health Director of the Year for the Bemidji 5 state area.
He enjoys spending time with his partner Carolyn Peterson and 2 dogs. He has 3 children and 5 granddaughters who live in the U.P. and Northern Wisconsin. He also enjoys outdoor activities and is an avid outdoor photographer.