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May 14, 2021

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Experienced financial services professional and successful business owner and entrepreneur approved as members of the NDPMA Board of Trustees' advancement committee.

Timothy J. Easterwood, left, and Chris J. Liparoto were named advancement committee members for the Notre Dame Board of Trustees.

Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy announced today that Timothy J. Easterwood and Chris J. Liparoto, both current school parents, accepted positions on the Board of Trustees' advancement committee. 
Easterwood, whose daughter, Ella, will be graduating from Notre Dame Prep later this month, has been an active and strong supporter of Notre Dame, most recently in providing a $1 million leadership gift to support STEM education and the school's “Timothy J. Easterwood Science, Art and Technology Wing,” which opened in August of 2018.

He founded and currently serves as president and chief executive officer of BizFleets, LLC, a commercial vehicle fleet management service based in Jupiter, Fla. He also co-founded and served as co-CEO of BonusDrive, LLC, a digital marketing services provider specializing in affinity-based customer acquisitions and perks that are distributed through insurance companies, employer groups, financial institutions and associations.

A resident of Oakland Township, Mich., Easterwood previously co-founded and was CEO of Voluntary Benefit Solutions, LLC, and the American Residential Group, LLC. He received a bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University and a master's degree from the University of Detroit Mercy. 

Easterwood currently is a board member with The Rainbow Connection in Rochester, Mich., and has had significant involvement with other child-based nonprofits, including Big Brothers and Big Sisters, The Ronald McDonald House and Children’s Hospital of Michigan. He and his family attend St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rochester, Mich.

Liparoto is a managing director with Merrill Lynch and leads the Auburn Hills office as the resident director. In addition to his 28 years as a licensed wealth management advisor, he has held several leadership roles with the firm. He also has 15 years of nonprofit board experience, including Lighthouse of Oakland County and most recently with Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan where he continues to serve on its finance committee.

In addition, he has worked on accreditation renewal with Holy Family Regional School and currently serves on the professional advisory board for Oakland University’s student-managed investment committee, which, in partnership with the Kresge Foundation, gives students the opportunity to learn how to construct, manage and present investment portfolios. 

Liparoto is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in economics and an additional major in sociology. He has earned multiple industry designations and holds licenses for insurance and commodities in addition to his securities and supervisory licenses.

He and his wife, Liza, live in Oakland Township with their four sons and are members of St. Andrew Catholic Church. All four of their children attend NDPMA: Nico, 10th grade; Joey, ninth grade; Ben, seventh grade; and Nino, second grade.

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About Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy is a private, Catholic, independent, coeducational day school located in Oakland County. Notre Dame Preparatory School enrolls students in grades nine through twelve and has been named one of the nation's best 50 Catholic high schools (Acton Institute) four times since 2005. Notre Dame's middle and lower schools enroll students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight. All three schools are International Baccalaureate "World Schools." NDPMA is conducted by the Marist Fathers and Brothers and is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the National Association of Independent Schools. For more on Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy, visit the school’s home page at