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Appointment made to Liquor Control Commission

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Contact: Sara Wurfel
Office: 517-335-6397

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today appointed Teri Quimby to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.

The commission is responsible for managing the beer, wine, distilled spirits and mixed spirit drink industry in the state. It has the responsibility for licensing products and establishments and enforcing of the state's liquor laws and commission's rules.

"Teri's background and expertise will be instrumental in the work done by the commission," Snyder said.

Quimby, of Brighton, most recently worked as a self-employed attorney and certified civil mediator. Before that, she served as the deputy director and senior legal counsel for the Michigan House of Representatives Republican Policy Office where her duties included managing business issues with the commerce committee and serving as the legal resource for environmental and energy related legislative programs. Quimby serves on the State Bar of Michigan Character and Fitness Committee and previously served on the Utility Consumer Participation Board. She earned a bachelor's degree from the James Madison College at Michigan State University and a law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Quimby will serve as a commissioner and replaces Patrick M. Gagliardi. The appointment is for a four-year term expiring June 12, 2015, and is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.