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Appointment, reappointments made to Veterans Trust Fund board of trustees

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Shawn Wilson, of Lincoln Park, and the reappointments of Jason Biber, of Brighton, and Chuck Kosal, of Oxford, to the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund board of trustees. 

This seven-member board oversees trust fund expenditures and awards grants to eligible veterans and their families to relieve temporary, emergent financial crisis or hardship. 

"These individuals have outstanding professional experience and have honorably served our nation," said Snyder. "I am grateful for their service and confident they will work diligently to ensure Michigan's veterans and their families receive the assistance they need."  

Wilson served in the Army at Fort Drum as a member of the military police. He is state executive director with the Michigan Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans. Wilson also has experience with the Veterans of Foreign Wars and in the banking industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communication management from Southern Connecticut State University. He will represent the Disabled American Veterans and replaces Ronald Schrieber. 

Biber served as a noncommissioned officer in the Marine Corps and is chief operating officer of Osprey S.A. Ltd, a position held since 2003. He currently oversees all day-to-day aspects of the company's operational and management activities. Previously, he was vice president in charge of operations at TPS, an international logistics management firm, and was the director of operations at American Backhaulers Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commercial recreation management from Michigan State University. He will continue to represent the Marine Corps League, a congressionally chartered veteran service organization. 

Kosal served in the Army and Army Reserve as a military policeman for seven years, and is a veteran of operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He is a principal in the Detroit office of Deloitte Tax LLP and serves as the national service line leader of the company's Strategic Tax Advisory Team. In June 2012, Kosal assumed the role of office tax managing partner for Deloitte's Southeast Michigan practice. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Michigan State University and a degree from Michigan State University's Detroit College of Law. He will continue to serve as an independent member of the board. 

Members serve three-year terms expiring Feb. 25, 2017, and their appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.