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Snyder makes appointment to Michigan Council for Rehabilitation Services

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

LANSING, Mich.-Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of William Jones, of Birmingham, to the Michigan Council for Rehabilitation Services.

Created by Executive Order 2012-10, the 17-member council reviews, analyzes and advises Michigan Rehabilitation Services, within the Michigan Department of Human Services, regarding all rehabilitation programs and policies administered in Michigan under the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.


"William brings years of valuable experience to this council and I am confident he will effectively serve in this role," said Snyder.


Jones became chief executive officer of Detroit-based FOCUS: Hope in 2009. He previously served nearly 30 years with Chrysler and Chrysler Financial, holding the positions of chief operating officer, vice president of DaimlerChrysler Financial Services, president and chief executive officer for the DaimlerChrysler Insurance Co., vice president of corporate financial controlling and director of vehicle pricing. Jones earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in business administration from Columbia University. He will represent the Governor's Talent Investment Board and fills a vacancy created by the resignation of David Nicholson.


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