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Governor appoints Darrell Burks to Blue Cross Blue Shield board of directors

Friday, August 10, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Darrell Burks, of Franklin, to the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan board of directors.  

The 35-member board is the governing body of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.  

"Darrell is an outstanding professional and he brings years of valuable experiences," said Snyder. "I am confident he will effectively serve the people of Michigan on this board."  

Burks recently retired following a nearly 35-year career with PricewaterhouseCoopers. With the firm, he specialized in business risk and internal control matters, and delivered a wide range of audit and related business advisory services to clients in the corporate, government, nonprofit and education sectors. Burks is a member of the Detroit Financial Advisory board, and serves as a board member for a number of community organizations, including the Museum of African American History, Urban Education Alliance, Detroit Downtown Inc. and the Future of Detroit Foundation. He is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and National Association of Black Accountants. Burks holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Indiana University and is a certified public accountant. He replaces John Hamilton.

Burks will serve a two-year term that expires Feb. 18, 2014, and his appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.