Mark A. Murray
Mark A. Murray is the current president of the grocery store chain Meijer. He graduated from MSU with a degree in economics in the 1970s.
With a 2020 revenue of $19.59 billion, I think they can afford for every Michigan State athlete to receive a healthy discount at all Meijer stores and gas stations. This way, all athletes can get proper nutrition, improper nutrition, school supplies, clothes, household items, and vitamins without worrying about money.
Sure, they also sell booze and video games, but young college athletes (of legal drinking age, of course) need to be kids, too. What college student wouldn’t be enticed by discounted gas, either?
With 21 varsity sports at Michigan State and let’s say 40 athletes per team, giving each athlete a $500 gift card per month for a year would cost Meijer just over $5 million a year, which is a drop of sweat in a Great Lake when you see how much money they rake in.