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DHHS Director Named

Jan 11, 2019

On Thursday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointment of Robert Gordon as the new head of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Currently, he is the senior vice president of finance and global strategy for The College Board. In the Obama administration, Mr. Gordon served as acting assistant secretary at the Office of […]

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Governor Names Transportation Director

Nov 02, 2018

Governor Rick Snyder named Mark Van Port Fleet as director of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). Currently he serves as the senior chief deputy director for MDOT, where he has 38 years of experience. “Congratulations to Mark from the MLC team! With your decades of experience and expertise the department will be in great […]

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Governor Makes Appointments to Environmental Rules Review Committee

Oct 05, 2018

Governor Rick Snyder announced the initial appointments to the Environmental Review Committee. Created by Public Act in 2018, the committee was created as an independent body within the Office of Performance and Transformation to oversee all rule-making of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The board is comprised of four ex-officio department heads and 12 […]

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Interim Department Director Named

Oct 05, 2018

Last Friday, Governor Rick Snyder announced Jeremy Hendges will serve as interim director of the Department of Talent and Economic Development (TED), replacing Roger Curtis who left the department on September 30. Hendges has served as chief deputy director for TED since being appointed in March 2017. Prior to joining TED, he worked in the […]

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Governor Makes Board Appointment

Oct 05, 2018

Governor Rick Snyder announced the appointment of Jeb Burns of Okemos to the Early Stage Venture Investment Corporation Board of Directors. Burns is the chief investment officer for the Municipal Employees’ Retirement System of Michigan (an MLC client). Prior to joining MERS in 2002, he held positions in public policy, communications, legislative affairs, and budget […]

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Ombudsman to Lead Review of Child Protective Services

Sep 14, 2018

Governor Rick Snyder appointed Orlene Hawks, Director of the Office of Children’s Ombudsman, as the leader of a team that will conduct an operational review and improvement process of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Child Protective Services program. The announcement comes after an audit by the state Auditor General found numerous deficiencies in […]

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Office for New Americans Director to Retire

Jun 22, 2018

Bing Goei, Director of the Michigan Office for New Americans (MONA) is retiring from his position. He has served in the role since Governor Rick Snyder appointed him in January 2014, when the Governor created the office to help propel and diversify the state’s comeback through attracting and retaining highly skilled immigrants. Governor Snyder announced […]

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Governor Makes Appointment to Circuit Court

Mar 02, 2018

On Wednesday, Governor Rick Snyder announced the appointment of Robert Kengis to the 48th Circuit Court, Allegan County. He has worked as a prosecutor in Allegan County since 1992; serving as Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney from 2011 to 2016, before being elected Prosecuting Attorney in 2016. Judge Kengis earned a bachelor’s degree from the University […]

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