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Snyder appoints Poisson to MEDC Executive Committee

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Gerald Poisson, of Lake Orion, to the MEDC Executive Committee. He will represent public agencies on the Committee.

The 20-member Executive Committee is charged with overall management and control of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

"Gerald has an extensive background in public service and I thank him for his willingness to continue that service on the MEDC Executive Committee," Snyder said.

Poisson is chief deputy county executive of Oakland County, a position he has held since 2009. He has been with Oakland County since 1981, where he began as an assistant prosecuting attorney and has held various positions including chief assistant prosecuting attorney, corporation counsel, assistant deputy county executive and deputy county executive. In his current role as chief deputy county executive, he is responsible for the departments of Human Resources, Health and Human Services, Risk Management, Central Services, Corporation Counsel, Special Projects, Regional Issues, Infrastructure, Transit, Cobo Hall, and the Budget Task Force. He earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Michigan State University and a degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Poisson will serve the remainder of a term expiring April 5, 2018 and replaces Kirk Lewis. Appointments to the MEDC Executive Committee are not subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.