Cleary University selects new board chair, members

Posted: February 10, 2014

Cleary University selects new board chair, members

HOWELL – Raymond E. King III, product and global business development director for Federal-Mogul Corporation in Southfield, has been elected to chair the Cleary University Board of Trustees. His term runs through January 2016.

King earned his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and his M.B.A. from the University of Memphis. After owning and operating small businesses in the automotive sector, King joined Federal-Mogul. He has been at Federal-Mogul for 30 years, working in a variety of positions including director of product management and director of marketing before assuming his current position.

“I am thrilled to continue my involvement with Cleary University and honored to guide the successful team of business leaders that comprise the Cleary University Board of Trustees,” said King.

King replaces Carol Alexander, who served as chair of the board since 2012. Alexander will remain on the board as a member-at-large, a one-year term.

Four new members were elected to the board as well. They will serve three-year terms.

New members are:

Stanley B. Dickson Jr., J.D. Dickson manages several businesses including: Trowbridge Law Firm, P.C., Dickson & Associates, P.C., Windsor Hotel Development Corporation, Pacesetter Management, Inc. (a financial consulting firm, the Epicurean Group, Inc. (a food consulting firm) and Genesis Genetics Institute, L.L.C. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree in taxation from Golden Gate University and a J.D. from the University of Detroit. He is the former owner of Temperature Engineering Corporation, a mechanical contracting firm in Michigan. He is involved with several professional organizations, has authored a number of articles, serves as an instructor at the Graduate School of Financial Sciences, The American College, Bryn Mawr, and is a board member at Barton Malow Enterprises, Inc. and Assistant Chair of First National Bank of Howell.

Margaret Boryczka Gupta is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Apex CoVantage, the leading knowledge process outsourcing company based in the Washington, DC area. In addition to leading Apex as COO, She serves as the president of its content solutions division, which creates and converts content to new digital platforms for the publishing industry. As COO, Gupta manages the company's global operations, which employs over 2,500 in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, the Pacific Rim, and India. She is responsible for growth, profitability and operational excellence throughout the company. She is on the board of the Apex Foundation – the non-profit arm of Apex that supports and inspires people to overcome challenges of poverty and disability, is active in national and state politics as well as in her community, serves on the Board of the Reston Historic Trust and the Leadership Council for Miriam’s Kitchen. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Texas at San Antonio and her masters degree from the University of Michigan.

Bret D. Miller is Vice President & General Manager, North America at Chem-Trend, L.P. and serves on Chem-Trend’s Global Executive committee. He oversees all functions for Chem-Trend in the United States, Canada and Mexico. He also acts as Chem-Trend’s Site Executive Officer for Health, Safety, and Environmental programs. Previously, Miller was Executive Director - North American Sales and held several other sales positions within Chem-Trend’s industry segments of Die Cast, Polyurethane, Rubber, Composites and Thermoplastics He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Michigan State University.

Rich Perlberg is a recently retired General Manager/Executive Editor at Livingston County Daily Press & Argus. He is an active community volunteer where he serves on several boards. He has his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.

Retiring from the board are: Mindi Fynke, Todd Kephardt and Mike LaMarra.

Cleary University ( is an independent, not-for-profit, multi-campus, specialized business university, committed to the betterment of society through the success of its alumni and their employers; to operate as a role model of responsible business practice; to embrace quality management principles, innovation, and an attentive customer focus; and to aspire to a better future.

Cleary’s mission is to provide a practical, application-based education, which equips students to advance their careers.