Detroit Country Day Names New Trustees to Board


 BEVERLY HILLS — Detroit Country Day School has named Jonathan Aaron, Mary Barra, Donald Nystrom, Erica Griffis Prime, and Anne Weiner as new members to its board of trustees.

Aaron is a principal member of The Velvel Group LLC, an entity created to provide trustee, fiduciary, and family office services. He is also president of the William Davidson Foundation and director and secretary of the Ravitz Foundation. Aaron received a bachelor of general studies from the University of Michigan and his juris doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law.

Barra is CEO of General Motors Co., and a board member of General Dynamics. She is a graduate from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, Barra received her masters in business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

A Detroit Country Day alumnus, Nystrom is president of Dynamic Aerospace and Defense, and the COO of its parent company, Dynamic Industrial Group, which primarily invests in manufacturing entities serving the aerospace, defense, automotive and rail industries. A graduate of Boston University, Nystrom received his juris doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law.

Prime, also a graduate of Detroit Country Day, is an educational psychologist and owner of Psychological Assessment Services that offers psycho-educational evaluations and consulting services. Prime received her bachelor’s in psychology and communications from the University of Michigan, her master of arts in public communication from American University and master of arts in marriage and family psychology from Wayne State University.

 Weiner has actively served Country Day in various leadership roles through which she has launched and developed several initiatives, including Earning 4 Learning, Art from the Heart and Celebrate the Arts. Weiner earned her bachelor’s from Wellesley College, Mass. and her MBA from Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Florida.

The new trustees will join the following board members in directing the leadership of the school: Terence E. Adderley, Terrence Barr, Jonathan Boos, Thomas W. Cunnington, Tom J. Goldberg, H. Samuel Greenawalt, C. Michael Kojaian, Michael Sappington, Donald Stebbins, David Trott, and Kenneth Whipple.