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Members appointed to Small Business Clean Air Compliance Advisory Panel

Friday, May 13, 2011

Contact: Sara Wurfel
Office: 517-335-6397

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Bill Hughes and Bill Stough to the Small Business Clean Air Compliance Advisory Panel.

The panel is actively developing methods to help Michigan's small businesses thrive and achieve success through improved environmental performance.

"It is crucial that we continue to be good stewards of our environment while simultaneously ensuring the right regulating framework for our small businesses to grow and thrive," Snyder said.

Hughes, of Kalamazoo, retired in 2008 from the Post division at Kraft Foods, where he served as an associate principal scientist.  He serves on the Kalamazoo City Environmental Concerns Committee and Wellhead Protection Committee.  Hughes earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Tufts University and a master's degree in business administration from Western Michigan University.

Stough, of Middleville, is the CEO of Sustainable Research Group, LLC.  Prior to that, he served as vice president of BLDI Environmental Management and also worked for Earth Tech, Waste Systems Institute, and the West Michigan Environmental Action Council.  He earned a bachelor's degree in urban and environmental planning from Grand Valley State University and a master's degree in management from Aquinas College.

Both fill vacant posts and will serve the balance of four-year terms, expiring February 17, 2012. These appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.