Board of Governors

Matthew McDade

Matthew McDade, Treasurer

Term Expires 2016

Matthew McDade has been a lifelong resident of Kalamazoo and a KCC member since 2002. Matthew is 46 years old and is a graduate of Portage Northern High School. He holds a BBA and MBA in finance from Western Michigan University. Matthew began his banking career as a commercial lender for First of America specializing in small business and middle market lending. In 1999, Matthew became the Community Bank President for Republic Bank in Kalamazoo. As one of eight bank presidents for Republic Bank Matthew managed the Western Michigan operation for the bank. In 2008, Matthew formed McDade Capital which specializes in debt and equity placement, loan restructuring, and business consulting for commercial real estate investors and business owners throughout the Midwest. Matthew is married to his wife of 16-years, Michelle McDade. Together they have four children. The family is active in supporting non-profit efforts of thecommunity via Kalamazoo Rotary Club, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and the Junior League of Kalamazoo.


A.J. Todd

A.J. Todd, President

Term Expires 2014

A.J. has been a life-long member of the Kalamazoo Country Club.  He grew up at the Kalamazoo Country Club playing golf, tennis and swimming.  A.J. got both his BA in 1995 and his MBA in 2005 at the University of Michigan.  He works at the A.M. Todd Company and leads the Procurement department on a Global basis.  A.J. currently is the Vice-President of the Lakeside for Children Board and the treasurer of the Sherman Lake YMCA Board.  He also is the treasurer of the MIRC Board which is a research and trade organization for his industry.  A.J. has run the KCC Invitational for the last 14 years.  A.J., his wife Cathy, and his sons love KCC and look forward to using the club for many more years.


Amy Novak

Amy Novak

Term Expires 2013

Amy was born and raised here in Kalamazoo by her parents, Dick and Priscilla Washburn, who are current members of KCC. She attended the Kalamazoo Public Schools and graduated from Loy Norrix in 1986. She then studied advertising at Michigan State University and earned her BA in Advertising in 1990. She received most of her advertising work experience in Chicago at two ad agencies (Goble & Associates and Abelson-Taylor) over the course of 8+ years. She was the Media Director at Abelson-Taylor (a large healthcare advertising agency) until she started her own business of media consulting in 2000 (Strategic Media Consulting, Inc.). Over the years she has worked with companies like Abbott Pharmaceuticals, Bayer Corporation, TAP Pharmaceuticals, TEVA, GenzymeTherapeutics, and more. In her current business she works with many biotech companies (Genzyme and InterMune to name a couple) and also with several healthcare ad agencies. Amy's  board experience includes serving several years on her industry board, the Midwest Healthcare Marketing Association (a handful of the years were in executive roles...VP of Communications, etc.). Also, she spent five active years in the Junior League of Kalamazoo, including a couple of terms in leadership roles (Chair of Placement, Assistant Chair of Marketing, etc.).


Dr. Larry Schlack

Dr. Larry Schlack

Term Expires 2013

Larry is a Michigan native, having lived in Detroit, Traverse City, East Lansing, Ann Arbor, Saginaw and now in Kalamazoo for many years.  He has been involved in Michigan education in several roles including professor of Educational Leadership at Western Michigan University, superintendent at Barry Intermediate School District in Hastings, and project administrator at Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency. His degrees are a BA from Michigan State University and an MA and Ph.D from the University of Michigan.  Although mostly retired he stays active in current education issues through a part time office at Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency.  He and his wife Marilyn have been members of the Kalamazoo Country Club since 1982.  Their son also lives in Kalamazoo which is an added pleasure in their lives.


Katy Verduzco

Katy Verduzco, Secretary

Term Expires 2014

Katy is a third generation Kalamazoo Country Club member.  She and her husband, Steve, joined the KCC in 2001 when Steve accepted a Sales Manager position with Eli Lilly and Company in Kalamazoo.  Her parents, Bert and Terri Cooper, are also current members.  Katy graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1995 with a B.B.A. in Accounting.  She worked as a C.P.A. in northern California for BDO Seidman, Deloitte & Touche and Ensim Corp., an internet startup company, for ten years before starting a family.  Today, she stays busy keeping up with her four children.  They are actively involved in club activities including golf, junior tennis, Kid’s Club, swim team, and the annual Watershow.  Katy also works as a fitness instructor at West Hills Athletic Club and the YMCA and volunteers at St. Augustine where her children attend school.  Though she was an Academic All-American and Captain of the Notre Dame golf team, Katy doesn’t play nearly as much golf as she would like, but she enjoys Friday night twilights, club golf events and being a part of the KCC Invitational committee.


Robert Kramer

Robert Kramer

Term Expires 2015

Bob moved to Kalamazoo in 1996 as a result of the merger between Pharmacia and Upjohn and assumed the responsibilities as Corporate Treasurer for the company’s merged operations in North and South America. Prior to the merger, Bob held various financial management positions with Pharmacia since 1984. Following the merger and subsequent consolidation of corporate functions in New Jersey, Bob left P&U to pursue an investment opportunity in a newly created bio-pharmaceutical company based in Michigan which later became Emergent Biosolutions (EBS).  Bob retired as President of EBS in 2010, and is currently consulting with the company as the head of its Corporate Services Division which includes Legal, Business Development, Human Resources and IT. He currently sits on the Board of the local Red Cross chapter, as well the Ronald MacDonald House of Mid-Michigan.  Bob holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University and an MBA from Western Kentucky University. Bob and his wife Becky have four children and have been Members of the Kalamazoo Country Club since 2007.  As a family, they support and participate in the arts with all four children pursuing performing art careers and/or degrees.


Jodi Milks

Jodi Milks

Term Expires 2015

Jodi is a native of Kalamazoo and 1985 graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School.  Jodi attended Michigan State University and received a BA in Finance.  Following college, she worked as a Commercial Credit Analyst and Commercial Lender at Old Kent Bank (now Fifth/Third Bank) in downtown Kalamazoo for six years.  After working at Old Kent she transitioned toward working as a Real Estate broker and has been a Commercial Real Estate Broker for 13 years. As a Broker with Colliers International (formerly Grubb & Ellis) Jodi specializes in finding the right solutions for the sale, leasing, and Buyer/Tenant representation of Commercial Real Estate in West Michigan.  Clients include:  Aldi, Family Dollar, Fifth/Third Bank, Keystone Bank, Kenco Logistics, Southwest Michigan First, Chemical Bank, Great Clips, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, The Hinman Company, as well as many other individuals and small business owners.  Jodi is currently working on a major redevelopment of the former 120,000 sq. ft. Kmart Plaza on S. Westnedge Avenue in Portage. As a volunteer, Jodi serves as a committee member on the KCC Social Committee and LIFT Foundation Executive Committee (a low income housing provider in Kalamazoo).  Jodi is also the Commercial Networking and Events Chair of the Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors, and has been a a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) since 2001.  Former board positions held included the Girl Scout Council; MSU Kalamazoo Alumni Association; and served as past president of the Financial Golf League. Jodi and her husband Matt, who serves as the VP of Construction for Meyer C. Weiner, have been married for 14 years and have two children. Both Jodi and Matt participate in golf at the club while their children enjoy swim team, tennis and junior golf.


Mathew Molitor

Matthew Molitor, Vice President

Term Expires 2015

Matt was born and raised in the Kalamazoo area and is the son of Members Ron and Joan Molitor.  Along with his wife Michelle (Miedema), he is a graduate of Portage Central High School (’90) and Albion College (’94).  After college, Matt went on to pursue a career in film and video production in Vancouver, British Columbia. After working in Chicago for several years, he and Michelle moved to Ann Arbor, where Matt worked his way up in the camera department on various commercial and film projects shot in Detroit as well as nationally (8 Mile, Transformers, The Island) while Michelle earned her MA in Public Policy at UM.   Matt has served as Director of Photography on several features films including locally produced KALAMAZOO?  Recently, the couple moved back to the area to be closer to family and to work at Mol-Son, the family’s engineering/tool & die business located in Mattawan. Matt and his wife Michelle have been married for 14 years.  They joined KCC in 2005 and are very active at the Club.  Matt serves as the KCC Men’s Golf Activities Committee Chair.  Michelle and their two children are very involved with KCC’s social and sporting activities and events.


Todd Sanford

Todd Sanford

Term Expires 2015

Todd has lived in the Kalamazoo since his arrival at Western Michigan University in 1979. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance in 1983 and immediately went to work in the Financial Services industry.  After completing two years of licensing and training with Investors Diversified Services and Baxter & Associates he joined the firm of Scott, Doerschler, Messner & Gauntlett where he became a partner and shareholder in the firm.  After the firm was purchased by First of America Bank and then by National City Bank, he left to start his own firm in the spring of 2000.  Todd became a Certified Financial Planner in March of 1991.  Todd is managing partner and CEO of Sanford Financial Services, a locally owned and operated full service Financial Planning and Investment firm.  He has been named one of Barron's Top 1,000 Advisors in America for several years and his office manages the largest volume of business in the Midwest as one of Raymond James Independent Advisor firms.  Todd is married to his wife Amy for 25 years and they have two grown children, Alyssa and Brent, and both are attending college.  The Sanfords have been members of KCC since 2004 and they enjoy golf and platform tennis.  Todd serves as a Board of Director for the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy as well as  Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan.  He also volunteers his time with the Youth Ministry at Southridge Reformed Church.

The KCC Board of Governors is a representative group of fellow members that work hard to implement ideas for a better KCC.