Stryker Executive to Keynote NMU Commencement

Dana Verville
Dana Verville

MARQUETTE, Mich.— Dana Verville of Portage, senior director of global sales excellence at Stryker Corporation, will be the keynote speaker at Northern Michigan University’s mid-year commencement on Saturday, Dec. 13. The NMU alumnus also will receive an honorary doctor of business degree.

Verville has 27 years of experience with Stryker, a Fortune 500 medical technologies firm based in Kalamazoo. He has filled various roles of increasing responsibility and in his current capacity oversees international marketing, marketing communications and sales training groups. Prior to joining Stryker, he began his career working as an account representative for Xerox.

A 1980 graduate of NMU, Verville also holds a master’s in business management from Aquinas College. He is a graduate of the Lead the Leaders program at the University of Michigan and the Advanced Leadership Program at Harvard University.

NMU’s graduation ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. in the Superior Dome. It will be broadcast live on WNMU-TV regionally and streamed live online in high definition free of charge through the America One/B2 networks. To see the ceremony, follow the link at

Prepared By
Abby Roche
Student Writer