Melissa Grau is the Intercollegiate Athletic Director for Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, MI. She oversees seven intercollegiate sports teams. She received her Bachelor's of Arts from Hillsdale College and her Master's in Business Administration from Central Michigan University.
Derrick has 25 years of experience in Information Technologies in areas of Security, Cloud, Systems Administration, Desktop Management, and Project Management. He also holds the following certifications:
Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect Associate
Amazon Web Services Certified Sysops Administrator Associate
Amazon Web Services Certified Cloud Practitioner
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)™
Prince2 Agile Foundation
Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
Executive Management Certified (EMC)™
Project Management Essentials Certified (PMEC)™
Six Sigma White Belt Certified (LSSWB)™
City/County: Royalton Twp/Berrien County
Education: BA From Siena Heights University
Employment: IT Manager at the University of Notre Dame
Experience: Leadership in private, local non-profit organizations
Why I serve: I am an alumnus and past employee of the college giving a unique perspective on the operation and culture of Lake Michigan College. I see the college as an important partner in the educational, cultural, and business sectors of our service area. As a trustee, it is gratifying to have a voice in LMC's contribution to these vital facets of our community.
Mr. Haemer is currently Senior Nuclear Counsel for American Electric Power at its D.C. Cook Nuclear Plant in Bridgman, Michigan. Prior to that, he was a lawyer with the nuclear energy practice of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLC.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Haemer served in the U.S. Navy as an engineering duty officer with the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. His work there covered control of nuclear testing, quality assurance, radiological protection, and defueling of submarine reactors. He rose to the level of Deputy Program Manager for environmental, health and safety programs in the nuclear technology section.
Education: J.D., Georgetown University, Law
B.S., Washington University in St. Louis, Chemical Engineering
Professional Memberships: Bars of Virginia, DC, and Michigan
Navy League of the United States
Contributions: Mr. Haemer works closely with senior management and outside experts to integrate resolution of technical, financing and regulatory challenges of operating a commercial nuclear power plant. Specifically, these callenges are in areas including:
• Contracting for goods and services, including provisions for nuclear quality assurance, nuclear liability, and nuclear licensing considerations.
• Litigation in State and Federal courts on contracting and employment matters. Also, litigation before administrative agencies both for utility rate regulation and nuclear licensing issues.
• Human resource matters that arise both for company and contractor employees.
• Federal regulatory interface, both for nuclear and railroad regulation.
• Government affairs coordination at the local, State and Federal level.
Published Articles: Outlook For U.S. Nuclear Power in the 21
Journal at 79, October 2004.
Century with Matias Travieso-Diaz, Electricity
Energy Companies Face New Economic Espionage Scrutiny with C. H. Peterson, Energy Daily at 7, June 16, 2004.
State Law Limits on the Use of Deadly Force by Nuclear Facility Security Forces with D. S. Barnett (2003)
Reform Of The Toxic Substances Control Act: Achieving Effective Balance In The Regulation
Of Toxic Substances, Environmental Lawyer, 6 Envtl. Law. 100 (1999)
Bennet v. Spear: A Market-Based Alternative to Resolving Disputes in Endangered
Species Preservation, 9 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 687(1997)
Professional/Real-World Experience: Mr. Haemer has worked on a wide range of engineering and legal topics necessary for successful support of commercial nuclear power operation, including State and NRC regulatory matters, commercial transactions, employee relations, and government affairs. One area of particular focus over the last thirty years has been on the proper handling and disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste.
Personal Mantra: "Responsibility is a unique concept... You may share it with others, but your portion is not diminished. You may delegate it, but it is still with you... If responsibility is rightfully yours, no evasion, or ignorance or passing the blame can shift the burden to someone else. " ADM H. G. Rickover
JD, Law; Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering
Kelli Hahn is the Chief Financial Officer at Lake Michigan College. Kelli joined the College in 2011, and, in her position, is responsible for finance, accounting, information technologies, human resources, purchasing, risk management, and auxiliary operations. Prior to joining LMC, Kelli worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and the University of Chicago. Kelli is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Masters of Arts in Accountancy from Manchester University.