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Snyder appoints two to Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of John Kunitzer, of Saginaw, and Dennis Durco, of Pinckney, to the Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control.

The eight-person board is the governing body of the university.

"John and Dennis have distinguished professional backgrounds and will be great assets to the university," Snyder said.

Kunitzer is the retired CEO of Yeo & Yeo, PC, a position he held for 15 years. He currently serves as principal for the company, providing accounting, tax and consulting services and assists on special projects. He spent nearly 40 years with the company throughout his career. Kunitzer is a certified public accountant and is a member of the American Institute of CPA's and the Michigan Association of CPA's. He is involved with the city of Saginaw Hospital Finance Authority, past president of The Saginaw Club, and member and past president of the Saginaw Valley Rotary Club. Kunitzer holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Saginaw Valley State University and replaces David Abbs.

Durco is director of Eclipse Capital Group, a position he has held since 2010. Previously, he worked as president and chief financial officer for Michigan Orthopedic Services, LLC, served as vice president for Forest Health Services, LLC, and as vice president of finance and operations/secretary for Self-Guided Systems, LLC. Durco is a certified public accountant and is a member of the American Institute of CPA's, the Michigan Society of CPA's, and is an original member of the Bank of Ann Arbor's Technology Industry Group. He is a board member for the Common Bond Basketball Club, Inc., Livingston County Catholic Charities, RiserCam LLC, and REACH. Durco holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from The Ohio State University and replaces Leola Wilson.

Kunitzer and Durco will serve eight-year terms that will expire July 21, 2021, and the appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.