Thursday, July 28, 2016
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Michael Flynn of Shelby Township to the Michigan Education Trust (MET) board of directors.
Housed within the Michigan Department of Treasury, the nine-member board oversees the function of the MET program. MET is a Section 529 prepaid tuition program that helps Michigan residents save for higher education while avoiding rising tuition rates. The MET board also serves as an advisory board for the Michigan Education Savings Program (MESP). MESP is a Section 529 direct-sold college savings program that helps Michigan residents save for higher education.
"Michael brings years of financial experience to this board and I thank him for his commitment to serve," Snyder said.
Flynn is the treasurer of Shelby Charter Township and also serves as the treasurer and trustee of the Shelby Township Fire & Police Pension System. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University. Flynn is the nominee of the Senate Majority Leader and replaces Sarah Richardville.
Flynn will serve the remainder of a three-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2017. His appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.