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Gov. Rick Snyder makes reappointments to Early Childhood Investment Corporation

Friday, October 2, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointments of Jason Gold, of Ypsilanti, and Beverly Burns, of Detroit, to the Early Childhood Investment Corporation board of directors.

Created in 2005, the 18-member board is the state's leading group for information about and investment in early childhood programs.

"These individuals offer diverse backgrounds and years of experience, and I am confident they will do great work to ensure the quality and effectiveness of Michigan's early childhood programs," Snyder said.

Gold is a law enforcement officer in Ann Arbor where he provides mentoring, legal education and accessibility.  He is also the founder of Gold Standard Advocates, a character education program for K-12. Gold previously served as the Ann Arbor Public Schools Liaison Officer in an effort to reduce crime and delinquency, as well as an assistant varsity football coach for Ann Arbor Pioneer and Gabriel Richard. Gold earned both a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in organizational leadership administration from Concordia University. 

Burns serves of counsel at Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone after more than 30 years of representing and advocating for employers. She also serves as an Encore Innovation Fellow by, a national nonprofit organization that helps people pursue “second act” careers that benefit their communities. Burns earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a law degree from the University of Michigan. She currently serves as chair of the Executive Committee for ECIC.

Appointees serve four-year terms expiring July 22, 2019. Their appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.