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Snyder makes reappointments to Michigan Humanities Council

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointments of Walter Koziol, of Highland, and Tina Van Dam, of Midland, to the Michigan Humanities Council.

The council fosters quality cultural programs, bringing together humanities scholars and the public for fundraising and community engagement.

"The Michigan Humanities Council plays an essential role in preserving our state's cultural heritage and I am pleased to have Tina and Walter continue their work,” said Snyder.

Koziol is president of WJK Ltd., a firm that provides strategic, operational and succession planning assistance to growing and/ or troubled companies. He also served as an assurance partner with BDO Seidman. Koziol earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Detroit.

Van Dam retired as corporate secretary for Dow Chemical Co. Van Dam served as a board member for the Philip A. Hart and William G. Milliken Integrity in Politics Center, as chair of the city of Midland Sister City Committee, and as chair of the Midland 100 Club. Van Dam earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from Michigan State University and a law degree from the University of Michigan.

Appointees will serve three-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2018. Their appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.