Gov. Rick Snyder announces pending departure of TED Director Roger Curtis later this year

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced that Department of Talent and Economic Development Director Roger Curtis will be leaving state government effective Sept. 30, 2018 to accept a position in the private sector.

“Roger’s leadership of the TED team has been exemplary – his passion and energy for wanting to make things better for all Michiganders is incredible,” Snyder said. “Roger’s work to implement Project Rising Tide and to help create the Marshall Plan for Talent will serve as a tremendous legacy of his relatively brief time in state government.”

Curtis joined the Snyder administration as TED director in November 2016. TED brings state job creation and economic development efforts together under one umbrella. The department includes the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority and the Talent Investment Agency. 

Gov. Snyder has not decided yet on either an interim or permanent appointment for the department director’s position.

“I feel so privileged to have served in Gov. Snyder’s cabinet and am so happy that I got the chance to make a difference with the work I have been doing,” Curtis said. “There is no shortage of career opportunities in Michigan, we just need to continue to find the best ways to connect Michigan’s workforce with the skills they need to find successful careers. Gov. Snyder’s commitment to making sure people have the tools to learn and to earn a good wage is a model in this country. It will have a lasting positive effect on Michiganders for generations to come.”