Mr. Burchell was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Gogebic Community College in January of 2013 and elected in 2016. Mr. Burchell received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. He was employed as a commercial banker with First of America Corporation before becoming self-employed (real estate, lodging and small businesses). Mr. Burchell is the current President of the Ironwood Tourism Council, past President and current Charter Board member of the Ironwood Downtown Art Place, Vice President and current Charter Board member of the SISU Ski Fest Nordic Marathon, former Vice Chair and current member of the Ironwood Planning Commission and current member of the City of Ironwood Board of Review. Positions formerly held by Mr. Burchell include Mayor of the City of Ironwood, City Commissioner and Board Member and Treasurer of the Western U.P. Convention and Visitors Bureau.