Last Friday, Governor Rick Snyder announced the appointment of Anne Armstrong Cusack as acting director of the Michigan Agency for Energy following the departure of Valerie Brader. Ms. Armstrong, previously served as associate director of the Office of Urban Initiatives. Additionally, she’s previously served as chair of the Michigan Commission on Community Action and Economic Opportunity, worked at the Michigan Department of Community Health and at Voluntary Hospitals of America, and served as a policy advisor to former Governor John Engler. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale and a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan.
The Michigan Agency for Energy was created by executive order in March 2015 and is housed within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. The director is appointed by the governor and serves as the chief advisor to the governor and other state departments on energy policies and programs.
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