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Appointments made to State Police Retirement Board

Monday, January 7, 2013

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Bernard Kent, of Franklin, and Mitchell Stevens, of Gaylord, to the Michigan State Police Retirement Board.  

The nine-member board oversees the Michigan State Police Retirement System.


"Bernard and Mitchell bring extensive, outstanding experiences and are great choices for this board," said Snyder.

Kent is managing director and a senior adviser with Southfield-based Telemus Wealth Advisors, positions he has held since 2007. He previously served as an adjunct taxation lecturer for Oakland University and as the Midwest regional partner in charge of personal financial services for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Kent is a certified public accountant, and holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Oakland University and a law degree from the University of Michigan. He will represent the general public with experience in insurance, actuarial or institutional investment fields and replaces Sally Corbin.

Stevens is a detective sergeant and methamphetamine investigation regional coordinator for the Michigan State Police, where he has worked since 1993. He previously held the positions of trooper and detective trooper. He also is an executive board member for the Michigan State Police Troopers Association. Stevens earned a bachelor's degree in management and organizational development from Spring Arbor University and a master's degree in business administration from Lawrence Technological University. He will represent officer members of the retirement system having the rank of sergeant or below and replaces Richard Hale.

Appointees will serve three-year terms that expire Dec. 31, 2015, and their appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.