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Gov. Rick Snyder makes reappointments to Board of Audiology

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointments of Paul Kileny, of Ann Arbor, and Thomas O’Conner, of Lansing, to the Michigan Board of Audiology.

The nine-member board licenses and regulates audiologists practicing in Michigan.

“Paul and Thomas have exceptional backgrounds and I thank them for continuing to serve on this board,” Snyder said.

Kileny is the academic program director of audiology, professor of otorhinolaryngology and division director of audiology and electrophysiology for the University of Michigan Medical School. Kileny earned both a bachelor's and a master's degree in communication disorders from Tel-Aviv University (Israel) and a doctorate in audiology and electrophysiology from the University of Iowa. He continues to represent professional members. 

O’Connor is the CEO and audiologist of O’Connor Hearing Center, a private practice audiology and hearing aid dispensing clinic, and is a founding member of the Michigan Academy of Audiology. O’Connor earned a bachelor’s degree in audiology and speech sciences and a master’s degree in audiology, both from Michigan State University, and obtained the rank of Major in the U.S. Army. He continues to represent professional members.

Appointees serve four-year terms expiring June 30, 2019. Appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.