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Appointments made to Professional Surveyors board

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Contact: Sara Wurfel
Office: 517-335-6397

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Ronald Brand and Kenneth Van Tine to the State Board of Professional Surveyors.

The board was created to license and regulate the practice of land surveying in Michigan.

"The appointees will be tremendous additions to the board as it works to promote a simple, fair and efficient licensing and regulatory environment for Michigan's land surveyors," Snyder said.

Brand, of Gaylord, is a professional surveyor and branch manager of Mitchell and Associated PC. He is the director of the Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors Board. Brand earned a bachelor's degree in surveying engineering from Ferris State University. He represents professional surveyors and replaces William Karr.

Van Tine, of Farmington Hills, is the technical design principal and owner of inFORM Studio, PC. His work as an architect includes the Traverwood Branch of the Ann Arbor District Library and several buildings commissioned by the Detroit Public Schools. Van Tine serves on the American Institute of Architects House Tour Committee. He earned a bachelor's degree in architecture from Lawrence Technical University. He represents architects and replaces Daniel Redstone.

Appointees will serve four-year terms expiring March 31, 2015, and are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.