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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments, reappointments to State Fire Safety Board

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Lynn Artman, of Chassell, Amy Hodgson, of Dansville, and Dave Piche, of White Lake, and the reappointments of John Enkemann, of Northville, Andrew Lenaghan, of Dearborn, and Kassandra Renneberg, of Riverdale, to the State Fire Safety Board. He also announced the appointment of Dean Mallos as chair of the Board.

In cooperation with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs' Bureau of Fire Services and fire organizations throughout the state, this 17-member board assists with the development of fire safety rules for the construction, operation and maintenance of various public facilities.

"Fire safety is critically important in ensuring the wellbeing of all Michiganders, and these individuals bring extensive training and years of valuable experience to the board," Snyder said.

Artman is a lecturer with Michigan Technological University and has worked as a professional engineer for nearly 30 years. Artman earned both a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering and a master’s degree in civil engineering, both from Michigan Technological University. She represents professional engineers and replaces Ralph Hodek.

Hodgson is the superintendent of Dansville Schools. She has experience as both a middle school and high school teacher, and as a high school principal. Hodgson earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Hope College and a master’s degree in K-12 Education Administration from Michigan State University. She represents people who are members of a statewide association representing school board members or school administrators and replaces William Mayes, who resigned.

Piche is fire chief for the Bloomfield Township Fire Department and has been with the department for 30 years. He earned an associate’s degree in fire science from Henry Ford Community College and a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Eastern Michigan University. He represents fire departments in the Lower Peninsula and replaces Leslie Rodwell.

Enkemann is executive vice president and CEO of Albert Kahn Associates Inc. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the International Code Council, and served on the Michigan Board of Architects. He earned a bachelor's degree in architecture from Lawrence Technological University. He continues to represent architects.

Lenaghan is battalion chief for the City of Dearborn Fire Department and he previously served as a sergeant and fire protection specialist in the U.S. Air Force and is a licensed paramedic and certified fire officer I, II and III. He completed the fire science program with the Community College of the Air Force, earned an associate’s degree in fire science from Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, and attended the Eastern Michigan University School of Staff and Command. He continues to represent fire departments in the Lower Peninsula.

Renneberg is the co-owner of Riverdale Tavern Inc., where she has worked for 31 years. She is a member and vice president of the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association. She continues to represent people who own a place of public assemblage.

Mallos, of Marquette, is a captain with the City of Marquette Fire Department. He has held numerous positions within the department, including lieutenant, fire investigator, engineer, fire training instructor, emergency medical technician, and firefighter. Mallos is a certified juvenile fire setter intervention specialist and Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council instructor. He earned a bachelor's degree in conservation and law enforcement from Northern Michigan University.

Hodgson will serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring July 15, 2017. Mallos will serve a term as chair expiring at the pleasure of the governor. Other appointees will serve four-year terms expiring July 15, 2019. The appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.