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Snyder appoints chair of Liquor Control Commission

Friday, June 10, 2011
Contact: Sara Wurfel

Office: 517-335-6397

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today appointed Andrew J. Deloney to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission and designated him as chair.

The commission is responsible for managing the beer, wine, distilled spirits and mixed spirit drink industry in the state. It oversees the licensing of both products and establishments as well as the manufacture and sale of products in Michigan. It also enforces the state's liquor laws and rules.

"Andy's knowledge and expertise of the food and beverage industry and in a variety of public policy areas will be a tremendous asset in the work of the Liquor Control Commission," Snyder said.

Deloney, of White Lake, is currently vice president of public affairs for the Michigan Restaurant Association, a position he has held since 2003. Before that, he was the assistant state director for Michigan's arm of the National Federal of Independent Business. Deloney also previously served as a legislative assistant in the Michigan House of Representatives. He is a member of the Michigan Society of Association Executives and the Council of State Restaurants Association. Deloney earned a bachelor's degree in political science with a concentration in public service from Albion College.

He replaces Nida Samona and will serve a four-year term expiring June 12, 2015. The appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.