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David Brandon, Mark Hollis to serve on the Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports

Friday, October 19, 2012


LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of David Brandon, of Ann Arbor, and Mark Hollis, of East Lansing, to serve as honorary co-chairs of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports.


The 15-member council was established to urge an increase in the physical activity and an improvement in the health of Michiganders. 2012 marks its 20th year of service.


"It gives me great pleasure to announce the wonderful partnership David and Mark will share in service to the Great Lakes State," said Snyder. "Though they may be on opposing teams for this Saturday's MSU/UM game, I know these outstanding leaders are on the same side when it comes to building a healthier and stronger Michigan."


"We are excited to have two of the most prominent leaders in sports and education in Michigan help lead our state down the path towards healthier living," said Marilyn Lieber, president and CEO of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports. "Mark and David will be powerful advocates for our mission to Get Michigan on its Feet, and we look forward to their leadership and passion in helping Michigan citizens to make healthy choices."


Brandon is director of intercollegiate athletics at the University of Michigan, where he has worked since 2010. Previously, he served as chairman and CEO of Ann Arbor-based Domino's Pizza Inc. and as president and CEO of Valassis Communications Inc. Brandon continues to serve as non-executive chairman of Domino's Pizza Inc. and is a member of the board of directors for Herman Miller, DTE Energy and the Kaydon Corp. He received a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Michigan and has honorary doctorate degrees from Albion College, Central Michigan University, Cleary College, Davenport University, Lawrence Technological University, Schoolcraft College and Walsh College.


Hollis is athletics director for Michigan State University, a position he has held since 2008. He brings more than 20 years of athletics administration experience, having previously served as assistant and associate athletic director at the University of Pittsburgh and as assistant commissioner for the Western Athletic Conference. During his tenure at MSU, student athletes have excelled, not only in competition, but also academically. In the spring of this year, the athletics department announced the highest cumulative grade-point average in program history. Hollis holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Michigan State University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Colorado.