Board of Trustees

Donald Nystrom, ’00, Chair

Donald NystromElected 9/11/13

Donald Nystrom is Chair of the MSU Law Board of Trustees. He is president of Dynamic Aerospace and Defense, a wholly owned entity within Dynamic Industrial Group, which primarily invests in manufacturing entities serving the aerospace, defense, automotive, and rail industries.

Nystrom previously served as an associate with the Public Finance Group at Miller Canfield, a Detroit-based international law firm with a presence in North America, Europe, and Asia. He also spent time with Zenith Products Corporation; and Spring Ram, PLC, in the United Kingdom.

He graduated summa cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law as a member of the first class to spend all three years in the Law College Building in East Lansing. During his time at the Law College, he created a “best brief” competition for first-year students, which continues today with Nystrom as its namesake. He also served as editor of the Michigan State Law Review.

Nystrom was attracted to the Law College in part due to its extensive alumni network. Even though he travels extensively, he still finds time to support MSU Law programs and believes his MSU Law education is integral to his success.