Michigan Leadership Institute

Michigan Leadership Institute

Michigan Leadership Institute services are provided by the following outstanding and successful leader-practitioners.

Steven TunnicliffSteven Tunnicliff, Ph.D.

2413 West Maple Avenue, Flint MI 48507
Phone: 810-591-3251

Dr. Tunnicliff served as a teacher, coach, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent at the local district level for 19 years. In 2015, Dr. Tunnicliff was selected by his peers as the Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA) Region 5 Superintendent of the Year. In 2016, Dr. Tunnicliff left his role as Superintendent of Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools to become the Associate Superintendent of the Genesee Intermediate School District. As Associate Superintendent, Dr. Tunnicliff oversees areas that include legislative and public relations, communications, and philanthropic activities of the countywide school district and the nonprofit Genesee County Educational Foundation. In addition, Dr. Tunnicliff oversees the Greater Flint Educational Consortium, a collaboration between the 21 local school districts in Genesee County, the four higher education institutions in Genesee County, the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, and the Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce, which develops and supports K-16 initiatives and a leadership academy for aspiring leaders. Steve has taught leadership courses in the Educational Specialist Program at the UM-Flint since 2013, allowing him to pursue his passion for cultivating future leaders. Dr. Tunnicliff currently serves as the President of MASA Region 5 and sits on numerous advisory boards throughout Genesee County. Dr. Tunnicliff earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; a master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University; and both a specialist and doctoral degree from Oakland University in Educational Leadership.

Michael WilmotMichael Wilmot, Ed.D.
President/CEO Emeritus and Regional President for Southeast Michigan

P.O. Box 62, Ossineke MI 49766
Phone: 989-471-2686 | Fax: 989-471-2690

Dr. Wilmot is President and Chief Executive Officer Emeritus of the Michigan Leadership Institute. He served as the Regional President for Southeast Michigan for a period of nine years before assuming leadership of the Michigan Leadership Institute in 2009 and serving as President/CEO until July 2018. Dr. Wilmot is the longest-serving and most experienced MLI Regional President. Dr. Wilmot’s 42-year career in public education included serving as a classroom teacher, high school principal, Executive Director of Business Services and Superintendent of Schools. He retired from public education after serving18years as Superintendent of the Garden City Public Schools in Garden City, Michigan. Dr. Wilmot served in the top leadership roles of several professional associations during his professional career. Some of the leadership roles he held include: President of the Metropolitan Detroit Bureau of School Studies; President of the Michigan Education Commission; and President of the Metropolitan Association for Improved School Legislation (MAISL). Dr. Wilmot also served as Chairman of the Michigan PTA Board of Managers-Education Commission. Dr. Wilmot has served on the corporate boards of health care organizations and other business-related, professional organizations. He served as a member of the Garden City Hospital Board of Trustees for over 15 years. During the last three years of his tenure on this board, Dr. Wilmot served as Chairman of the Board. Dr. Wilmot has also served as a member of the Amerigard Health Services Board of Directors and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Garden City Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Wilmot’s educational credentials include Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Wayne State University, an Education Specialist Certificate from Wayne State University and a Doctor of Education degree, also from Wayne State University.

charles andrewsCharles Andrews
Regional President for East Central Michigan

810-434-5631 | candrewsmli@gmail.com

Mr. Andrews’ distinguished 42-year career in public education includes serving as High School Teacher and Coach for Portage Public Schools, Assistant High School Principal for Marysville Public Schools, High School Principal for Grand Ledge Public Schools, and 18 years as Superintendent of the Marysville Public Schools. Engagement in a variety of educational experiences has been a priority for Mr. Andrews throughout his career. He has chaired several NCA visitation teams and has served on an AdvancEd visitation team. He has taught graduate level classes in school law and personnel for Saginaw Valley State University. In addition, he held an appointment on the Michigan Teacher Tenure commission and, through MASA, currently works as an executive coach for newly appointed superintendents. His work as the Chief Administrative Officer for several charter schools has given him unique insight into non-traditional education. Throughout his career, Mr. Andrews has been active in professional and service organizations. He has held positions of responsibility as President of MASA Region 5, MASA Conference Planning Chair, and as a member of MASA Council. His community service includes serving as President of the Marysville Rotary, an officer of Goodwill International of St. Clair County, Education Representative for the St. Clair County Metropolitan Planning Commission, and as a volunteer for Southeast Michigan American Red Cross. Mr. Andrews obtained his Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Arts degree from Western Michigan University and an Education Specialist degree from Oakland University. His areas of expertise and interest include effective decision making, long range planning, and comprehensive school management. He is a Vietnam veteran.

david killipsDavid Killips
​​Regional President for West Michigan

734-320-6572 | dkkillips@gmail.co​m

David Killips’ career in education has spanned 40 years. He has 15 years of service as a Superintendent in the Chelsea School District (10 years) and Reed City Area Public Schools (5 years). He has also served as interim Superintendent in Ludington Area School District, Chelsea School District and Coloma Public Schools. He has worked as an Educational Consultant/Superintendent Coach since 2013. His early career included roles as principal in two school districts, assistant principal/athletic director, teacher and coach. Mr. Killips has held numerous leadership roles in the communities in which he has lived and worked. These include his membership on: the Regional Board for St. Joseph Mercy Health System, President of the Chelsea Community Hospital Board, Chelsea Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees, Oceana County Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, Silver Maples Retirement Community Board of Trustees and the Work First Development Board. In addition, he has been a volunteer for the Chelsea Senior Center, an active member of Rotary serving as President in 2001-02; active in support of the Osceola Community Foundation and the Easter Seals Campaign. He has been a Boy Scout Merit Badge Director, Eagle Scout Project Review Team member and a Little League coach in multiple sports. Mr. Killips is also the recipient of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chelsea community. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Central Michigan University and a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Michigan State University. He also has done additional coursework through Michigan State University, The University of Michigan, Western Michigan University and Eastern Michigan University.

john silveriJohn Silveri
Regional President for Southeast Michigan

Phone: 248-420-9354

John Silveri’s career in public education included service to five Metropolitan Detroit area school districts as a teacher, counselor, principal, human resources director, assistant superintendent and superintendent. His 24 years as an administrator in Wayne, Oakland and St. Clair counties included almost 14 years in Allen Park Public Schools, five and a half years as Superintendent of Marysville Public Schools, and nearly five years as Superintendent of Waterford School District. Since his retirement, Mr. Silveri has assisted Birmingham Public Schools as its Interim Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, Interim Deputy Superintendent and Interim Superintendent and Ferndale Public Schools as its Interim Deputy Superintendent for Human Resources. Mr. Silveri has served as Chairman of a North Central Association visiting accreditation team and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Marysville Chamber of Commerce, the Waterford Coalition for Youth, the Detroit Metropolitan Bureau of School Studies and the Board of Education of the St. Clair County Intervention Academy. He has also served as President of the Wayne County Negotiators and Personnel Administrators Association and as President of the Rotary Club of Marysville. He was most recently a member of the Board of Directors of the Interfaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit. Mr. Silveri holds a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Central Michigan University, a Master of Arts degree in Guidance and Counseling from Eastern Michigan University, and an Education Specialist degree in Administration from Wayne State University. He is a graduate of the MASA Courageous Journey Program and the Michigan Leadership Institute Superintendent Preparation Series Academy. Mr. Silveri has been the Michigan Leadership Institute's Regional President for Southeast Michigan since 2015. During this time he has supported various school districts with superintendent searches, strategic planning, grade level reconfiguration, board governance and leadership coaching. Mr. Silveri is a lifelong learner who stays abreast of current developments and trends in public education and continues to grow through his ongoing experiences with school districts and educators throughout Southeast Michigan and beyond.

william weberWilliam Weber, Ph.D.
Associate Regional President for Southeast Michigan

Phone/FAX: 734-455-7163 | Cell: 313-418-0775

During his 43-year career in education, Dr. Weber served as a teacher, assistant principal, athletic director, assistant superintendent, and superintendent of schools. Dr. Weber’s entire career was spent in the South Redford School District. He also served as an adjunct instructor at The University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University and Madonna University teaching a range of classes including organizational behavior, educational leadership community organization, and human resource management. Dr. Weber has also made presentations in numerous states on topics relating to human resources and labor relations. Dr. Weber chaired many North Central Association Accreditation visits and piloted a number of unique approaches to accreditation. Since his retirement, he has also served as an Interim Superintendent. Dr. Weber has been involved professionally at the local, state and national levels. He served as president of the American Association of School Personnel Administrators, President of the Michigan Association of School Personnel Administrators, and as an Executive Board Member of the Michigan Negotiators Association. Dr. Weber received his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in administration from The University of Michigan. He received his B.S. degree from Michigan State University.