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Snyder makes reappointment to State Employees' Retirement System board

Thursday, April 18, 2013

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointment of Douglas Johnson, of Lansing, to the State Employees' Retirement System board.

The nine-member board oversees the State Employees' Retirement System defined benefit plan. In addition to the governor's four appointed members, the state insurance commissioner, attorney general, state treasurer, deputy legislative auditor general and the state personnel director also serve on the board.


"Douglas has been a committed member of this board and I am confident he will continue to effectively serve state of Michigan retirees in this role," said Snyder.


Johnson retired in 2004 after more than 30 years of service to the state of Michigan. He held various leadership positions in multiple departments throughout state government, including the Michigan Departments of Management and Budget, Mental Health and Social Services and the House Fiscal Agency within the Michigan House of Representatives. Johnson is treasurer of the Torch Club of Lansing and former president and treasurer of the Historical Society of Greater Lansing. He holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Albion College and a master's degree in social work from the University of Michigan. Johnson will continue to represent retirees.


Johnson will serve a three-year term that expires July 31, 2015, and his appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.