Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment, reappointment to the Michigan Veterans' Facilities Board of Managers

Friday, May 19, 2017

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Adam Weiner of Rochester as well as the reappointment of James Ausdemore of Pinckney to the Michigan Veterans' Facilities Board of Managers.

The seven-member volunteer board oversees admissions and member affairs at the state’s veterans' homes in Marquette and Grand Rapids. Members represent the interest of veterans in advisory and advocacy roles and are nominated for board service by fellow veterans and peers in veteran’s organizations across the state.

"I thank Adam and James for their commitment to serving on this board. I am confident they will take the necessary steps to ensure Michigan veterans are properly cared for," Snyder said.


Weiner is a divisional vice president for American International Group and served 14 years as a Navy Seal. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the United States Naval Academy. He will represent veterans and replace Marita Okerstrom.


Ausdemore served with the Michigan Army National Guard and the U.S. Army, completing tours of duty in Korea, Vietnam, and Europe. He retired from General Motors in 2005 after nearly 30 years of service. He is a member of the American Legion, Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, and the Retired Army Officers Association. Ausdemore holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in education from the University of Nebraska.

Members will serve three-year terms expiring Feb. 28, 2020. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.