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Snyder makes appointment to Great Lakes Protection Fund

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Patricia Glaza, of Royal Oak, to the Great Lakes Protection Fund Board of Directors.

Established in 1989, the Great Lakes Protection Fund is a private, nonprofit corporation and permanent environmental endowment that supports collaborative actions to improve the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem. The fund's board of directors meets quarterly and governs fund operations.

“Patti is an experienced and talented professional and she will be a tremendous advocate for the Great Lakes,” Snyder said.

Glaza is a principal with Arsenal Venture Partners where she identifies and invests in early-stage companies. She previously served as the CEO and executive director of Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries. Glaza has worked for PennWell Corp, HealthMedia LLC, and Avalon Investments. She serves on advisory boards for The Clean Coalition, The Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSensing & Systems, and the Michigan Venture Capital Association. Glaza holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and economics from Michigan State University and a master’s of business administration from the University of Michigan. She replaces Maureen Smyth.

Glaza will serve a two year term expiring Oct. 11, 2014, and her appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.