The Board of Directors is charged with overseeing all financial decisions of the Spartan Global Development Fund’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Additionally, the Board of Directors works closely with Student Team members to manage the day-to-day operations of the Spartan Global Registered Student Organization at Michigan State. Board members guide the Student Team on matters such as leadership, choosing field partners, approving applications for microloans, drafting and administration of contracts with field partners and borrowers, and related tasks.

 

The Board of Directors is comprised of past Student Team Presidents plus the organization’s faculty advisor. In all, the Board provides institutional history, experience, and expertise to help student members continue to grow and learn personally and as an organization.  


2017 Board of Directors

Nikolai Wasielewski

  • Chairman, Board of Directors
  • Former President of the SGDF Student Team

Professor Paulette L. Stenzel

  • Advisor to the SGDF Registered Student organization at Michigan State University
  • Professor of International Business Law and Sustainability | Eli Broad College of Business
  • Member, Board of Directors       

Daniel Zaharia

  • Member, Board of Directors 
  • Former President of the SGDF Student Team

Michael Thelen

  • Member, Board of Directors
  • Founder of the Spartan Global Development Fund in 2009