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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment to Early Childhood Investment Corp.

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Jason Gold, of Belleville, to the Early Childhood Investment Corp.

ECIC is Michigan's center for information and investment in early childhood. The corporation works to ensure Michigan's children are safe, healthy and in the best position to learn when they enter the school system.

"Michigan's children deserve the highest quality education and the opportunity for continuous growth," Snyder said. "I am confident Jason will help ensure that our children are given the chance for success at an early stage in their life."

Gold is a law enforcement officer in Ann Arbor where he provides mentoring and legal education accessibility. He is also the founder of Gold Standard Advocates, a character education program for grades K-12. Gold served as the Ann Arbor Public Schools liaison officer and was an assistant varsity football coach for Ann Arbor Pioneer and Gabriel Richard high schools. Gold earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in organizational leadership administration from Concordia University. He fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Jeanne Englehart.

Gold will serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring July 22, 2015. His appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.