MASB Welcomes New Team Members, Staff Changes

The Michigan Association of School Boards is excited to share recent staff additions and changes.

Shelley Davis Boyd, M.B.A. joined the MASB team earlier this month as the Director of Communications, PR and Marketing. Davis Boyd comes to us from LAFCU where she was the Corporate Marketing Strategist responsible for the development and implementation of the annual marketing plan, as well as stakeholder communication. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Baker College and a M.B.A. from Northwood University.

“Shelley brings a set of skills and background that I believe will serve our Association both internally and externally,” noted MASB Executive Director Don Wotruba, CAE. “We are excited for her to get to know MASB and its members.”

Davis Boyd will be the member of MASB’s Senior Management Team responsible for leading the Communications, PR and Marketing Department, including oversight of marketing and communications strategies, brand management and media relations.

You can reach her at [email protected] or 517.327.5908.

As of May 13, 2019, Jeff Cobb is the new Assistant Director of Government Relations. He has worked in the Michigan Legislature for the last 20 years, most recently serving as Secretary of the Senate. In that position, he was the parliamentarian and also oversaw the Senate Clerks, Senate TV and Senate Police. Prior to that role, Cobb worked for Sens. Arlan Meekhof (R-West Olive) and Gerald Van Woerkom (R-Norton Shores). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Indiana Wesleyan University.   

“Jeff’s vast experience in the Legislature will serve our members well as he advocates on their behalf,” said Jennifer Smith, MASB Director of Government Relations. “He is a great addition to our Government Relations Team and MASB.”

You can reach him at [email protected] or 517.327.5906.

Lastly, long-time staff member Donna Oser, CAE, has been named Deputy Executive Director for MASB. In her new capacity, she will focus her energies on facilitating cross-departmental initiatives, research and development of new services and ensuring strategic alignment of the Association’s resources.

"Donna has done a tremendous job for us," Wotruba said. "We look forward to her having a greater impact in this new role."

Oser joined MASB in 2013 to lead the Association’s Executive Search Services Department and later assumed oversight of the Leadership Development Team as well. Prior to joining MASB, she served as President of Vital Associations, Assistant Director of the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals and Executive Director of the Michigan PTA.

You can continue to reach her at [email protected] or 517.327.5900.