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Snyder appoints member to Historical Commission

Friday, July 22, 2011

Contact: Sara Wurfel
P: 517-335-6397 or E: 

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today appointed Brian Egen to the Michigan Historical Commission.

The commission advises the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and approves Michigan historical markers. 

"Brian's expertise and professional experience in the museum industry will benefit the commission as we work to preserve and highlight Michigan's history," Snyder said.

Egen, of Monroe, is manager of special programs and equine operations at The Henry Ford and has worked for the company for 19 years. Before that, he served as a student curator at the Monroe County Historical Museum. Egen is co-founder of Owl Creek Productions, LLC, and has been a play writer/director. He is a member of the city of Monroe's Commission on the Environment. Egen has been recognized with two awards by The Henry Ford, one in 2007 for the "Innovation in the Work Place," and for the Kanack Award for "Dedication and Excellence," in 2004. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Eastern Michigan University.

Egen represents the general public and replaces James McConnell. His appointment is for a four-year term expiring May 21, 2015, and is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.