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Snyder makes appointment to Grape and Wine Industry Council

Thursday, July 17, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Michael Brenton, of Haslett, to the Grape and Wine Industry Council.

The 12-member council is housed in the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. It was recreated by Executive Order 2014-6 to update appointment terms. The council provides research on grapes and wine and offers marketing programs for Michigan’s wine industry.

“Michael has a wealth of experience and knowledge about the grape and wine industry and I look forward to his contributions to the council,” Snyder said.

Brenton is the president of Brenton Law Group where he is a worker’s compensation defense attorney. He worked for Murphy, Brenton and Spagnuolo PC. He serves as the president of the Greater Lansing Vintners Club and is the wine columnist for Lansing City Pulse. Brenton earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Michigan State University and a law degree from the University of Notre Dame. He will represent the general public.

Brenton will serve a two-year term expiring Feb. 1, 2016. His appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.