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Appointments made to Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Carl English, of Bingham Farms, and Scott Woosley, of Rochester, to the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority.

Created in 2003, the seven-member board promotes economic growth on the local, county and state levels through the acquisition, assembly and disposal of public property, including tax reverted property.

"Carl and Scott are great choices for these posts," said Snyder. "I am confident their backgrounds and experiences will help to effectively support the mission of the Authority."


English retired as vice chairman of American Electric Power (AEP), a diversified, national utility and energy company. Previously, he served as the company's chief operating officer and president of AEP Utilities, responsible for AEP's regulatory services and commercial and customer operations. Prior to joining AEP, English worked at Consumers Energy for 35 years. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and a master's degree in business administration, both from Michigan State University. English replaces Heidi Mucherie.


Woosley brings more than 25 years of financial, investment and real estate development experience to the Authority. He is a principal and a founder of the BUILD Funds and LMFA LLC., a Troy-based financial investment firm. Woosley is a chartered financial analyst and member of the Association for Investment Management and Research, American Real Estate Society and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from George Washington University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Woosley replaces Andrew Meisner.


Appointees will serve four-year terms that commence June 1, 2012, and expire May 31, 2016. Their appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.