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Snyder makes appointment to Elevator Safety Board

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of U. Renee Hall, of Detroit, to the Elevator Safety Board.

The 11-member board, housed in the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, is responsible for guidelines, preparation of examinations, and issuance of elevator contractor licenses.

"I am thankful for Renee’s willingness to serve on this board," Snyder said.

Hall is a deputy chief with the Detroit Police Department. She served as commander, acting inspector, lieutenant, and sergeant in various districts within the department for 15 years. Hall is a certified instructor and trainer of chemical biological radiological nuclear explosives, and an instructor for asset protection and premise liability. She is also a certified fitness instructor for the Detroit Police Department training center.

Hall earned a bachelor’s degree from Grambling State University and a master’s degrees in security administration and intelligence analysis from the University of Detroit Mercy. She represents a municipality in the state having a population of at least 500,000, and replaces Antwane Maddox.

Hall will serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring July 22, 2016. Her appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.