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real estate company executive

Martha Mayhood Mertz, American real estate company executive. Recipient Diana award for excellence in business Young Women’s Christian Association, 1982, Michigan Women-in-Business Advisory award United States Small Business Administration, 1985, hockey club Berger award for Distinguished Citizenship, 1993, Communicator of Year award Toastmasters, 1993, People Choice award Ingham County Newspapers, 1994.


Mertz, Martha Mayhood was born on December 27, 1942 in Rochester, Minnesota, United States.


Student, College St. Catherine, 1960-1963; student, Michigan State University, 1987-1988.


Founder real estate sales and commercial development company, Mayhood/Mertz Realtors, Inc., since 1978; partner, Meridian Center Investments, since 1980. Founding partner Okemos Road Associations, since 1985, Control Park Place Ltd. Partnership, since 1986, Pere Marquette Partnership, since 1989, Newman Road Equities, since 1992.

Board directors First American Bank Corporation, Kalamazoo, Michigan, First American Bank-Control, Lansing, Michigan, National City Corporation Michigan and Illinois Banks.


Founder, president National ATHENA Foundation. Board directors Nakomis Learning Center, Lansing Riverwalk Theatre, Capital Choice Council, Capital Region Community Foundation. President, board directors Lansing Regional Economic Development Foundation.

Founder, board directors Lansing 2000. Trustee National City Corporation Federation. Board directors Capitol Region Community Federation, Sparrow Hospital Federation.

Member Lansing Regional Chamber of C. (president 1985), Greater Lansing Board Realtors (vice president, board directors, president Million Dolar Club), Zonta Club of East Lansing (board directors).