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Appointments made to Board of Accountancy

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder recently appointed James Bayson, of West Bloomfield; Barbra Homier, of Ada; and Amna Seibold, of East Grand Rapids, to the Michigan Board of Accountancy. 

"These appointees are great additions to the state Board of Accountancy," Snyder said. "They will serve important roles in reinventing Michigan."


The nine-member board oversees licensure and certification requirements for certified public accountants and public accounting firms. Each member serves a four-year term.


Bayson worked as a CPA and was a partner in the Assurance Department and director of the Automotive Services Division at Plante & Moran before retiring. He currently serves on the boards of directors for the American Red Cross of Southeastern Michigan, Archdiocese of Detroit, Judson Center, and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. He has a bachelor's in business administration from the University of Michigan. Bayson leaves his current spot on the board where he represents the public to now represent CPAs, replacing Carla Sledge. His term ends June 30, 2016.


Homier is a partner within the trial practice group at Varnum LLP, specializing in family law. She was previously a clerk and associate at Varnum, and a legal secretary and securities paralegal at Jackson National Life. She has a bachelor's in science from the University of Arizona and a law degree from Michigan State University's Detroit College of Law. Homier will represent the public and replaces Mary Miller for a term ending June 30, 2016.


Seibold is mayor of East Grand Rapids and the pathology director for Saint Mary's Health Care. She formerly served as director of both radiology and pathology for Saint Mary's Health Care, and manager of outpatient services at Saint Lawrence Hospital. She holds bachelor's degrees in English and biology from Albion College and a master's in health services administration from the University of Michigan. She was also a 2010 fellow for the Michigan Political Leadership Program. Seibold will also represent the public and replaces Bayson for the remainder of his previous term, ending June 30, 2015.


Appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.