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Appointments made to Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Mary Treder Lang, of Grosse Pointe Farms, and James "Jim" Webb, of Farmington, to the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents.   

The eight-person board is the governing body of the university.

"Mary and Jim bring more than 50 years of combined, diverse experiences to this board," said Snyder. "They are great choices, and I am confident they will effectively serve and support the university and its students."  

Treder Lang is director of new business development for Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, a national full-service accounting and advisory firm. Previously, she served as business development manager for Accretive Solutions, as a senior executive for Siemens Building Technologies Inc., and as director of sales for Mosler Inc. Treder Lang is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Dayton in Ohio. She replaces Roy Wilbanks.

Webb is chairman of Aon Risk Services Inc. of Michigan, a position he has held since 1981. Previously, he served as assistant risk manager for Republic Steel Corp., as assistant insurance manager for The Budd Company, and as a corporate insurance analyst for Masco Corp. Webb is an emeritus member of the Eastern Michigan University Foundation board of trustees. He earned an associate degree in business administration from the College of the Sequoias in California, a bachelor's degree in management and a master's degree in business administration, both from Eastern Michigan University. Webb replaces Thomas Sidlik.

Appointees will serve eight-year terms that expire Dec. 31, 2020, and their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.