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Snyder appoints Hamp to Natural Resources Trust Fund Board

Monday, December 22, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Steven Hamp, of Ann Arbor, to the Natural Resources Trust Fund board of trustees. 

The board oversees the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, which has been in place since 1976. The board provides financial assistance to local governments and the Department of Natural Resources to purchase land or rights in land for public recreation or protection of land because of its environmental importance or its scenic beauty. The program also provides funding for recreation development projects such as trail and park development.

“Protecting Michigan’s natural resources and providing outdoor recreation opportunities is an important priority and I am pleased to have Steve in this position,” Snyder said.

Hamp is retired from The Henry Ford, where he worked for 27 years and served as president from 1996-2005. He also served as vice president and chief of staff for Ford Motor Co. where he was an adviser to Ford Chairman and CEO Bill Ford Jr. Hamp serves on the governing council for The New Economy Initiative, the Board of Commissioners for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery, and as co-chair of The Purple Rose Theatre Co. He earned a bachelor’s degree in American history from Butler University, a master’s degree in folklore and folklife from Indiana University and a master’s of museum practice from the University of Michigan. He replaces Keith Charters.

Hamp serves the remainder of a four-year term expiring Oct. 1, 2015. His appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.