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Snyder makes appointments to Board of Counseling

Monday, July 14, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Carol Giacoletto, of East Lansing, Kimberly Easterle Mattes, of Grosse Pointe Woods and Jana Simmons, of Ferndale, to the Michigan Board of Counseling.

The nine-member board assists the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs with the licensing and oversight of more than 9,000 counselors in Michigan.

“I am confident these talented individuals will help this board provide the proper oversight to the practice of counseling in Michigan," Snyder said.

Giacoletto is the vice president and senior relationship manager at JPMorgan Chase. She served as the vice president and senior trust adviser at First Union Trust Co. and Wachovia. She serves on the economic committee of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Governors of the Martha Cook Building at the University of Michigan. Giacoletto earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan. She will represent the general public and replaces Meredith Hunt.

Mattes is a senior sales executive with Wells Fargo Insurance Services and a guest lecturer at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. She served as a senior sales executive for the Timberland Group, vice president of Meadowbrook Insurance Agency, and owner of Eastern Michigan Agencies and Mattes Benefit Group. She serves on the board of the University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit. Mattes earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational behavior and industrial relations from the University of Michigan and an MBA in strategic marketing and finance from the University of Detroit Mercy. She will represent the general public and replaces Thomas Wuori.

Simmons is a partner at Foley & Mansfield where she leads the American Indian law practice area. She received the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel’s Distinguished Service Award in 2011 and was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2009 and 2010. Simmons earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Northern Michigan University and a law degree from Roger Williams University. She will represent the general public and replaces Laura LeClear.

Members serve four-year terms expiring June 30, 2018. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.