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Snyder makes appointment, reappointment to Western Michigan University board of trustees

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Jeff Rinvelt, of Ann Arbor, and the reappointment of Bill Johnston, of Portage, to the Western Michigan University board of trustees.

The eight-person board is the governing body of the University.

"I appreciate Jeff and Bill’s commitment to improving Western Michigan University to benefit current and future Broncos. I am confident they will bring valuable experience to the board,” said Snyder.

Rinvelt is a principal at Renaissance Venture Capital Fund and a director for Ardesta. He served as the vice president of Rinvelt is a member of the board of directors for Wireless Washtenaw and provides information and support for Holden NICU families and graduates through the University of Michigan Hospital Holden Graduate website. Rinvelt earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University. He replaces Jeanne Carlson.

Johnston is president and chairman of The Greenleaf Trust. He has been the chairman and president at The Greenleaf Companies since 1991. He currently serves as vice chairman of the Western Michigan University board of trustees.

Appointees will serve eight-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2022. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.


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Jeff Rinveldt

Bill Johnston