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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments to Michigan Strategic Fund board of directors

Thursday, July 9, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Daniel Boge, of Lake Isabella, and Wayne Wood, of Marlette, to the Michigan Strategic Fund board of directors.

The 11-member board has authority over economic development and job creation in the state through the Michigan Business Development Program, Michigan Community Revitalization Program, Travel Michigan, private activity bonds, Community Development Block Grant awards, and as fiduciary agent for the 21st Century Jobs Fund.

“Daniel and Wayne’s tremendous professional backgrounds will be assets to the MSF as it continues to promote economic growth and opportunities for Michiganders,” Snyder said.

Boge is a founding partner and president of Boge, Wybenga, & Bradley, PC., a certified public accounting firm in Mt. Pleasant. He serves as vice chairman on the McLaren Central Michigan Board of Directors, chairman of the McLaren Health Care Board of Directors and numerous other community organizations. Boge earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Central Michigan University. Boge is the nominee of the Speaker of the House.

Wood is a dairy farmer and recently retired from the Michigan Farm Bureau, where he was involved in leadership for more than 30 years and served 14 years as president. He served as a director on the American Farm Bureau Federation and the Agricultural Preservation Fund Board. Wood was influential in developing and maintaining the resources generated for the Livestock Initiative and Project GREEN programs designed to grow and strengthen that state’s food and agriculture industry. Wood Dairy Farm milks 300 cows and grows corn and alfalfa. He fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Jim Walsh.

Wood serves the remainder of a four-year term expiring Feb. 28, 2017. Boge serves a term expiring at the pleasure of the Governor. Appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.