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Governor makes appointments to Talent Investment Board
April 16, 2013
LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced four appointments to the Talent Investment Board.
Housed within the Workforce Development Agency of the Michigan Economic Development Corp., the Talent Investment Board was created in 2011 and consists of 47 members who assist and advise the governor regarding compliance with the federal Workforce Investment Act and overall talent development.
"These appointees bring years of diverse, outstanding experiences to this board," said Snyder. "I appreciate their willingness to serve and commitment to engaging and promoting Michigan's talent."
Dennis Argyle, of Freeland, is vice president and chief financial officer of Saginaw-based Knight Facilities Management Inc. He previously served as controller and vice president of finance for Tandem Transport and as an auditor with the accounting firm, Maner Costerisan. Argyle holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Central Michigan University. He will represent business in Michigan, and fills a vacancy created by the resignation of David Nicholson.
Richard "Kirk" Hanna, of Brighton, is director of government affairs for Kelly Services Inc., where he has worked since 2005. He previously served as Kelly Services Inc.'s government affairs manager, and held various positions in the Michigan Senate. Hanna earned a bachelor's degree in political theory from Michigan State University and a law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He will represent business in Michigan, and fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Carl Camden.
Michael Krushena, of Bloomfield Hills, works in marketing and client servicing for Detroit-based Ambassador Capital Management. He also is owner and partner of Freight Audit Services. Krushena is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute and Investment Analysts Society of Detroit. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in business administration, both from the University of Michigan. Krushena will represent business in Michigan, and fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Paul Saginaw.
John Rakolta III, of Birmingham, is the commercial business development director for Detroit-based Walbridge Aldinger Co., where he has worked since 2007. He previously held various positions with The Athena Group LLC in New York. Rakolta is a member of the National Brownfield Association and a founding member of the Mitten Men Political Action Committee. He received a bachelor's degree in building construction management from Purdue University and a master's degree in real estate finance and investment from New York University. Rakolta will represent business in Michigan, and fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Jai Shah.
Appointees will serve terms at the pleasure of the governor, and their appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.
For more information on the board, visit the website here.