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Gov. Rick Snyder makes initial appointments to Underground Storage Tank Authority Board

Friday, June 5, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of John Dimmick, of Marcellus, Juman Doleh-Alomary, of Canton, Brian Eggers, Sr., of Linwood, Greg Gould, of Livonia, Bill Saad, of Grosse Ile, and Grenetta Thomassey, of Petoskey, to the newly created Underground Storage Tank Authority Board.

Established by Public Act 416 of 2014 and housed within the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the six-member board oversees the creation of a separate fund to pay for corrective action to be taken on leaking underground tanks and the revision of eligibility requirements that must be met by claimants.

"This is an experienced group of appointees from across the industry," Snyder said. "I applaud their commitment to the environment and public safety and look forward to seeing the solutions they present for addressing and stemming the issues posed by underground storage tanks."  

Dimmick is vice president of Walters Dimmick Petroleum, Inc. He is a member of the Michigan Petroleum Association Board of Directors, the Indiana and Ohio Oil Marketers Associations, the National Association of Convenience Stores, Michigan Shell Jobbers Scholarship Foundation President, and is a member and past president of Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce. He represents individuals from independent petroleum marketers and serves a one-year term expiring May 25, 2016.

Doleh-Alomary is IT audit director at Wayne State University and president of the Arab American Women’s Business Council. She earned a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and a master’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan– Dearborn. She represents the general public and serves a two-year term to expire May 25, 2017.

Eggers is a principal founder of AKT Peerless Environmental Services and is a mechanical contractor and a certified underground storage tank professional. He is a member of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, a board member of the Great Lakes Bay Region of First Merit Bank and Hartley Outdoor Education Center, and serves as co-chair of the Michigan Water Use Advisory Council. He represents individuals from a statewide business association that includes owners or operators of refined petroleum underground storage tanks and serves a three-year term to expire May 25, 2018.

Gould is maintenance manager in the southeast Michigan market for Speedway, LLC and served as a construction and development coordinator for new construction and remodel projects for TOTAL Petroleum, Inc. Gould earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Michigan – Dearborn. He represents petroleum refiners and serves a three-year term to expire May 25, 2018.

Saad is president and CEO of both Michigan Fuels, Inc. and Fuels Transportation, Inc. He serves on the National Council Advisory Board for ExxonMobil and was elected to the board of the Michigan Petroleum Association. He represents individuals from a statewide motor fuel retail association and serves a two-year term to expire May 25, 2017.

Thomassey is program director of the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council and served as an assistant professor for the University of Minnesota Duluth. Thomassey earned a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and a Ph.D. in political science from Northern Arizona University. She represents individuals from a statewide environmental organization and serves a one-year term to expire May 25, 2016.

Appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.