Board of Trustees

Jennifer Poteat, ’04

Elected 3/5/14

Jennifer holds BA's in Political Science and Foreign Languages from Southern Methodist University, an MA in Secondary Education from Eastern Michigan University and a JD from Michigan State University College of Law and is a state bar licensed attorney. She has a solo legal practice in estate planning and small business.

She worked as a German teacher specializing in German advanced placement tutoring before attending MSU College Of Law.

Jennifer has long and varied experience with non-profit and philanthropic organizations. She has been a Trustee of the Harry A and Margaret D Towsley Foundation since 1991, and has served as an associate trustee of the Herbert H and Grace A Dow Foundation and is currently a Trustee for the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation serving as Board Secretary.

Jennifer also sits on the boards of the Michigan AIDS Coalition having served as chair for 2010 and 2011 and the Michigan League for Public Policy.

She sits on the Government Relations Committee of the Council of Michigan Foundations.

Jennifer and her husband, Michael Staebler, co-chaired the ACLU of Michigan Annual Dinner in 2011 and 2012.