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Snyder makes appointment, reappointment to Michigan Finance Authority

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Travis Jones, of Owosso, and the reappointment of MaryLee Davis, of East Lansing, to the Michigan Finance Authority.

Established in 2010, the seven-member Michigan Finance Authority consolidated ten public finance authorities into one body that offers effective low-cost financing to public and private agencies providing essential services to the citizens of Michigan. No more than three members may be from the same political party.

“Travis and MaryLee have diverse professional backgrounds and I am confident they will use their experience and skills to benefit this important board,” Snyder said.

Jones is the senior vice president and CFO of GreenStone Farm Credit Services. Prior to his service at GreenStone, Jones served as vice president, accounting administration and support manager for Citizens Republic Bancorp, vice president and corporate controller for Republic Bancorp Inc., and senior auditor for Deloitte and Touche. He has over 20 years of experience contributing to the profitability and effectiveness of major financial organizations. Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from the University of Michigan and is a CPA. He replaces Stephen Cassin.

Davis is the senior advisor to the Dean and professor of family and community medicine in the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has experience in not-for-profit finance, including healthcare, K-12, college and university governance and finance. Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in education and social science and a master’s degree in college student personnel, both from the University of Tennessee. She earned a doctorate in higher education administration from Michigan State University.

Members serve four-year terms expiring Sept. 30, 2017, and their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.