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Gov. Rick Snyder makes reappointment to Great Lakes Protection Fund

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointment of Patricia Glaza, of Royal Oak, to the Great Lakes Protection Fund Board of Directors.


The Great Lakes Protection Fund is a nonprofit corporation that supports collaborative actions to improve the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem. The fund's board of directors meets quarterly and governs fund operations.


“Patti is an experienced and talented professional and will continue to be a tremendous advocate for the Great Lakes,” Snyder said.

Glaza is a vice president and managing director of Detroit Innovate and First Step Fund. She was formerly a principal with Arsenal Venture Partners, where she identified and invested in early-stage companies. She previously served as CEO and executive director of Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries and worked for PennWell Corp., HealthMedia LLC and Avalon Investments. She serves on advisory boards for the Clean Coalition, the Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSensing & Systems and the Michigan Venture Capital Association. Glaza earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations and economics from Michigan State University and a master’s of business administration from the University of Michigan.

Glaza serves a two year term expiring Oct. 11, 2016. Her appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.