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Gov. Rick Snyder makes reappointments to the Michigan State Police Retirement Board

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointments of Bernard Kent, of Franklin, and Mitchell Stevens, of Gaylord, to the State Police Retirement Board.

The nine-member board oversees the Michigan State Police Retirement System.

"Bernard and Mitchell are both well-qualified professionals, and I am confident they will serve Michigan’s police retirement community well," Snyder said.

Kent is chairman and senior adviser at Schechter Investment Advisors. He previously served as an adjunct taxation lecturer at Oakland University and as the Midwest regional partner in charge of personal financial services for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Kent is a certified public accountant and earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Oakland University and a law degree from the University of Michigan. He continues to represent the general public having experience in insurance, actuarial or institutional investment fields.

Stevens is a detective sergeant and methamphetamine investigation regional coordinator for the Michigan State Police, where he has worked since 1993. He previously held the ranks of trooper and detective trooper. He is also an executive board member for the Michigan State Police Troopers Association. Stevens earned a bachelor's degree in management and organizational development from Spring Arbor University and a master's degree in business administration from Lawrence Technological University. He continues to represent members of the retirement system having the rank of sergeant or below.

Members will serve three-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2018. Their appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.