Vice President of Governance
Annmarie Erickson was appointed in November 2016 as Vice President of Governance for Henry Ford Health System. She is responsible for providing support to the health system board of trustees. Erickson has extensive experience with governance functions and a passion for advancing the efforts of organizations whose missions are rooted in service and commitment to community. Before coming to Henry Ford, Erickson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Detroit Institute of Arts. As COO, she supervised capital projects and building operations, environmental and visitor services, events and food services, security and volunteer services, community relations and organization development and human resources. Erickson’s governance experience is extensive. In addition to serving on all Board Committees and Subcommittees at the DIA, she also was the staff liaison to the Governance and Nominating Committee. She was instrumental in developing the mission and operating structure for the museum’s Talent and Diversity Committee and created a framework and mission statement to facilitate the formation of a Government Relations Committee. Prior to her tenure at the DIA, Erickson served in leadership roles in marketing and communications for Cranbrook Educational Community. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree in English from Wayne State University.