Appointments made to Boards of Engineers, Architects
July 12, 2013
Friday, July 12, 2013
LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Lori Fobes, of Jackson, to the Michigan Board of Professional Engineers and the appointment of Jay Larson, of Marshall, to the Michigan Board of Architects.
The Michigan Board of Professional Engineers and Michigan Board of Architects are nine-member panels that regulate the practice of engineers and architects, respectively.
"I am confident these new appointees will do outstanding work and I appreciate their willingness to serve our state in these roles," Snyder said.
Fobes is regulatory affairs client liaison for Consumers Energy, a position she has held since February 2013. She has spent 27 years at the company and has also served as director of laboratory services, director of pipeline integrity, and senior engineer-lead/department head of the nondestructive/materials testing department. She also worked as senior metallurgist for Kelsey Hayes Co. and project engineer for Valeron Corp. She is also active in the community, and currently is the director of the Society of Professional Engineers-Jackson Chapter, a member of the Midwest Energy Association, and co-founder and active leader of the Women's Engineering Network. Fobes holds a bachelor's degree in metallurgical engineering from Michigan Technological University. She will represent professional engineers on the Board of Professional Engineers for a four-year term expiring March 31, 2017 and replaces Jay Larson.
Larson is president of Larson Enterprise SW LLC, vice president of technology and chief engineer of TEC Inc., and is a metallurgical and product development consultant. He was a finalist for the 2001 PACE Award for Outstanding Automotive Technology and currently has 21 U.S. patents and 44 technical publications. Larson received a bachelor's degree in metallurgical engineering, a master's degree in materials science and a Ph.D. in metallurgy, all from the University of Washington. He also holds a master's in business administration from Western Michigan University. Larson will represent the general public on the Board of Architects for a four-year term expiring March 31, 2017 and replaces Lynn Arnott-Bryks.
Appointments to both the Board of Professional Engineers and the Board of Architects are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.