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Appointments made to Michigan Strategic Fund

Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of four members to the Michigan Strategic Fund.

The board has key authorities to promote economic development and create jobs, from approving private activity bonds and authorizing community development block grant applications to acting as the fiduciary agent for the 21st Century Jobs Fund.

"I am excited to see the positive work and impact these individuals will make to the board," Snyder said. "Their years of experience in their respective fields will provide key oversight and valuable insight into ways to create more and better jobs for Michiganders and our communities."


Mike Jackson, of Dearborn, is the executive secretary and treasurer of the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters in Detroit and has been a member of the council for 20 years. Jackson received the Spirit of Detroit Award in 2010 from the Detroit City Council. He is a member of the Wayne County Business Development Corporation and previously served on the Michigan Economic Growth Authority Board of Directors. Jackson will replace Mitchell Mondry.


Sabrina Keeley, of Ann Arbor, is the chief operating officer of Business Leaders for Michigan. Before that, Keeley served as president and CEO of the Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce and worked for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, formally known as the Michigan Jobs Commission, where she served as chief operating officer, chief administrative officer and director of operations. She earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from Michigan State University. Keeley will replace Linda Ewing.


Bill Martin, of Battle Creek, is the CEO of the Michigan Association of Realtors. He previously served as the commissioner of the Michigan Lottery, director of the Michigan Department of Corrections and as a member of the Michigan Economic Growth Authority Board of Directors. Martin also served four terms in the Michigan House of Representatives. He earned a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University. Martin will replace James Herbert.


Shaun Wilson, of Grosse Pointe Farms, is the vice president and director of client and community relations with PNC Financial Services Group in Troy. He previously served as vice president and marketing manager in southeast Michigan for National City Bank in Troy and was co-founder and managing partner of Wilson PR in Detroit. Wilson also served eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He earned a bachelor's degree in public relations from Wayne State University. Wilson will replace Charles Rothstein.


Appointees will serve four-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2015, and are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.