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New Executive Director of Gaming Control Board Announced

Apr 23, 2021

Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointment of Henry Williams as executive director of the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB). He currently serves as the deputy director of the casino operations division on the Board. He’s worked for the board since 2001, previously serving as a regulation and enforcement officer, regulation manager of the employee […]

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Governor Makes Judicial Appointments

Mar 26, 2021

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has made two appointments on Circuit Courts in Michigan. Cori E. Barkman has been appointed to the 29th Circuit Court of Clinton and Gratiot Counties. Prior to her appointment, she served as First Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Corrections Division. Previously, she served as an administrative law judge at the […]

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Governor Makes Appointment to Circuit Court

Dec 18, 2020

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointment of Yasmine Isshak Poles to the 6th Circuit Court in Oakland County. Currently she serves in private practice, specializing in criminal defense, custody, and employment matters. Prior to that Ms. Isshak Poles served as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Macomb County for 12 years. Ms. Isshak Poles is a […]

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UIA Acting Director Announced

Nov 13, 2020

Liza Estlund Olson was appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to serve as acting director of the Unemployment Insurance Agency effective immediately. Her appointment came after former UIA Director Steve Gray resigned. This is the second time Ms. Olson will serve as the UIA acting director, having previously served in the role from 2007-2008. She also […]

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Acting Director of LEO Announced

Oct 23, 2020

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has named Susan Corbin as acting director of the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) effective immediately. She will replace Jeff Donofrio who is leaving the department but will serve in an advisory capacity for a short period to facilitate a smooth transition. Ms. Corbin had served in state government for […]

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Governor Announces Leadership Changes

Mar 06, 2020

This week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced leadership changes in key positions in state government. First, the governor recommended Mark Burton, her chief strategist, to serve as CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corp (MEDC).  He has been involved with state government and politics for nearly two decades. Prior to his current role, Mr. Burton worked […]

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Senate Rejects Second Gubernatorial Appointment

Feb 28, 2020

The Senate rejected a second appointment by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, voting to oppose the appointment of George Heartwell as chair of the Natural Resources Commission. Republican members have voiced apprehension over his record on gun rights and were concerned that he has not been a gun owner or hunter for decades. Senator Jon Bumstead (R-Newaygo) […]

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Governor Appoints Director and Members to Women’s Commission

Sep 27, 2019

This week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced appointments to the Michigan Women’s Commission, along with a new director. Serving as the Commissions’ Executive Director will be Cheryl Bergman. Ms. Bergman currently owns a fundraising consulting firm and is a senior advisor for Whitmer for Governor. Prior to that, she served as the agency relations director for […]

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