Don Cortez is a local business owner in Livingston County for more than 25 years.  Don has a servants heart and loves to serve others.  He is married to Sandie and has 3 daughters that share many like passions.  Don brings many years of board leadership and service to the Foundation.  He is currently the board President for the Howell Education Foundation, a foundation that provides grants to teachers within Howell Schools for educational experiences for local students.  He is also currently Vice President on the Hartland Chamber of Commerce board and serves as a trustee on the Livingston Education Service Agency.  His past board experiences include:  Howell Chamber of Commerce board member, Vice Chairman and Chairman of the board.  He has served on the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest Committee for 26 years.