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Appointments made to Michigan Collection Practices Board

Friday, October 5, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Stephen MacGuidwin, of Grand Rapids, and Beth Rowe, of Jackson, to the Michigan Collection Practices Board.

The nine-member board, housed within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, licenses and oversees collection agencies operating in Michigan.


"Stephen and Beth bring diverse, outstanding experiences to this board, and I am confident they will effectively serve the people of Michigan in these roles," said Snyder.  


MacGuidwin is a trial and litigation group associate with Varnum LLP in Grand Rapids, where he has worked since 2009. Previously, he served as a law clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit in St. Louis, Mo. and as a legal extern in the Michigan Attorney General's appellate division. MacGuidwin holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Michigan and a master's degree in business administration and law degree, both from Michigan State University. He will represent the general public and replaces Scott Sousley.

Rowe is vice president and general manager of LJ Ross Associates Inc. in Jackson, where she has worked since 2009. Previously, she held numerous leadership positions within Michigan Automotive Compressor Inc.'s purchasing department. Rowe is the unit leader for the Michigan Association of Collection Agencies Inc. and participates in the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals. She earned a bachelor's degree in materials and logistics management and purchasing and operations management from Michigan State University. Rowe will represent professionals and replaces David Cairnduff. 

MacGuidwin and Rowe will serve four-year terms that expire June 30, 2016, and their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.