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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment, reappointment to advisory board for the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center for Homeland Security

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Tom Reich, of Eaton Rapids, and the reappointment of Mike Bruggeman, of Troy, to the advisory board for the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center (MIOC) for Homeland Security.

The 11-member advisory board makes recommendations regarding the MIOC’s privacy policy and management policies and procedures. The MIOC collects, evaluates, organizes and analyzes information and intelligence, passing it along to the proper public safety agencies to identify and address safety and security threats to the state.

"Tom and Mike bring many years of professional experience to the board," Snyder said. "Public safety is a top priority for this administration and I look forward to their ongoing efforts to help protect Michiganders."

Reich is Eaton County sheriff, a position he has held since 2013. He also worked as a gaming director for the Michigan Lottery. Reich represents local sheriffs’ departments and replaces Tilman Crutchfield.

Bruggeman is senior vice president of security for Rock Ventures LLC. He previously spent more than 30 years with General Motors, including ten years as director of global security. Bruggeman earned an associate degree in security, loss prevention and fire safety from Macomb Community College, a bachelor’s degree in management of human resources from Spring Arbor University, and a master’s degree in security administration from the University of Detroit Mercy. He continues to represent residents of the state.

Appointees will serve four-year terms expiring April 11, 2019. Appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.