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Snyder appoints Unarmed Combat Commission member

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Contact: Sara Wurfel
Office: 517-335-6397

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Michael Martin to the Michigan Unarmed Combat Commission.

The commission is responsible for regulating professional boxing and mixed martial arts. It also establishes licensing fees and conditions that need to be followed to host or promote a boxing or mixed martial arts event in the state.

"Michael will be a tremendous addition to the commission as it works to regulate the boxing and mixed martial arts professions in Michigan," Snyder said. 

Martin, of Ann Arbor, is a director of First Martin Corporation. He previously worked as an associate for Martin Capital Group, an assistant portfolio manager for Insignia/ESG Inc., and as an assistant construction superintendent for O'Neal Construction. Martin is also the current board chair of Arbor Hospice. He earned a bachelor's degree from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.

Martin represents the general public and replaces Kevin Daryl Moore. He will serve a four-year term expiring June 5, 2015. His appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.