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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments, reappointments to Correctional Officers Training Council

Thursday, April 9, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Pastor Robert Davis, of Saginaw, and Steven Rand, of Horton, and the reappointments of Cynthia Allen, of Jackson, and Francine Wresinski, of Holt, to the Correctional Officers Training Council.

The eight-member council develops minimum standards and requirements for state correctional officers.

"I am confident these appointees will provide valuable insight in support of Michigan’s criminal justice system. I thank them for their willingness to serve," said Snyder.

Davis is chief servant leader at Christ Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church and Chaplain for the Saginaw Police Department. He also served as an assistant to Bishop Edgar Vann, Pastor of Second Ebenezer Church. He serves on numerous boards in the Saginaw community. Davis represents the general public and replaces William Perrone.

Rand is the Jackson County Sheriff and has more than 20 years of experience working in the criminal justice field. Rand earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Grand Valley State University and a master’s degree in public administration from Western Michigan University. He represents the general public and replaces Charles Falahee.

Allen is vice president of administration and human resources at Jackson College.

She earned an associate degree in business from Jackson Community College, a bachelor’s degree in business from Siena Heights University and a master’s degree in organizational leadership also from Siena Heights University. She continues to represent the academic community/community colleges.

Wresinski is director of the office of organizational performance management for the Michigan Department of Management and Budget where she previously served as director of employee and administrative services. Wresinski earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University and a master’s certificate in project management from George Washington University. She continues to represent DTMB.

Appointees will serve three-year terms expiring March 29, 2018. Their appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.