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Governor makes reappointments to Michigan Historical Commission

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointments of Joan Capuano, of Grosse Pointe Farms, and Kim Johnson, of Pontiac, to the Michigan Historical Commission.  

Since 1913, the Michigan Historical Commission has been the public agency for state history programs and is responsible for approving Michigan historical markers. The seven-member council includes appointments made by the governor, speaker of the House and Senate majority leader.


"Joan and Kim have displayed great commitment to preserving and promoting Michigan's rich history," said Snyder. "I appreciate their service and look forward to their continued work."  


Capuano is executive director of the Detroit-based Historic Elmwood Foundation, a position she has held since 2006. She previously worked for Ameritech, and served as director of corporate strategy and personnel administration and as staff manager within the corporate strategy, regulatory and legal divisions. Capuano holds a certificate in business finance and tax from the Institute for Paralegal Training in Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree in Spanish from the University of Michigan. She will continue to represent the general public.


Johnson is president of Kimberly Consulting Inc., where she specializes in project management for nonprofit organizations throughout southeast Michigan. She previously served as managing director for the Detroit Opera House, executive director of the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts and as director of development for the Detroit Science Center. Johnson earned a bachelor's degree in theater arts from Michigan State University. She will continue to represent the general public.   


Appointees will serve four-year terms that expire May 21, 2017, and their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.