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Kavalhuna reappointed to the Michigan Aeronautics Commission

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointment of Russell Kavalhuna, of Grand Rapids, to the Michigan Aeronautics Commission.

The nine-member board governs all airports, flight schools and other aeronautical activities within the state.

"Russell has served residents well on the commission, and I thank him for his continued service," Snyder said.

Kavalhuna is currently with the United States Department of Justice in the Western District of Michigan where he is an assistant United States attorney. He is also an adjunct law professor with Cooley Law School in Grand Rapids. Kavalhuna has experience with the Michigan Supreme Court where he served as senior law clerk to Justice Michael Cavanagh. His aviation experience includes five years as an airline pilot for US Airways Express and time as a certified flight instructor with Western Michigan University. Kavalhuna holds a bachelor's degree in aviation flight science from Western Michigan University, and he earned a degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Kavalhuna will serve a four-year term expiring May 27, 2017, and his appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.