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Snyder appoints member to Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission

Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011

Contact: Sara Wurfel
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LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today appointed Nasim Ansari to the Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission.

The commission, located in the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, works to advance the full and equal participation of Asian Pacific Americans in building a stronger Michigan.

"I look forward to Nasim's background, leadership and assistance in serving Michigan's Asian Pacific American community," Snyder said.

Ansari, of Portage, is president and owner of Business and Technical Education Services in Kalamazoo. He's served on the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners since 2003 and is a former member of the Portage City Council. Nasim also serves as a part-time instructor at Western Michigan University. He earned a diploma in public administration and a master's degree in chemistry from the University of Sind, Pakistan, and a master's degree in business administration from WMU.

Ansari will serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring Nov. 30, 2013, and replaces Marie-Ange Weng. The appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.