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Snyder appoints members to Mackinac Island State Park Commission

Friday, April 11, 2011

Contact: Sara Wurfel
Office: 517-335-6397

LANSING, Mich.- Governor Rick Snyder today announced appointments to the Mackinac Island State Park Commission.

Chuck Yob is appointed and Richard Manoogian is reappointed to serve six-year terms slated to begin April 13, 2011, and expire in 2017. Appointees are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

"Mackinac Island's parks are one of Michigan's most valued historic assets," Snyder said. "I look forward to the hard work of these individuals to help grow Michigan's tourism industry."

Yob, of Hesperia, is the retired president of Industrial Belting & Supply Inc. He previously served as a Republican National Committeeman, vice-chair of the Mackinac Island State Park Commission from 1998 to 1999 and as a director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indiana/Michigan. Yob is a former director of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and former commissioner of the Michigan Department of Transportation. He replaces Laurie Stupak.

Manoogian, of Grosse Pointe Park, has served on the Mackinac Island State Park Commission since 1995. He is Chairman of the Board of Masco Corporation. Manoogian serves on the board of Ford Motor Co. and Business Leaders for Michigan and is a member of numerous civic and cultural organizations including the Henry Ford Board of Trustees, the Smithsonian Archives of American Art Board of Trustees and the Fine Arts Committee from the U.S. Department of State.

The commission is responsible for managing all aspects of Mackinac Island State Historic Parks, including a combined 2,500 acres of parkland within Mackinac Island State Historic Parks, more than 110 buildings and roughly 1.7 million artifacts. The members protect, preserve and promote the parks' historic and natural resources by restoring historic structures and creating and operating one of the most visited history museum systems in the nation.