Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 30, 2021
Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to State Officers Compensation Commission
LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced the following appointments to the State Officers Compensation Commission:
Robert L. Emerson, of Lansing, previously served as a state representative, state senator, and state budget director. Following his public service, Emerson worked as a consultant with McAlvey, Merchant & Associates until his retirement in 2015. He succeeds Nancy Jenkins whose term has expired.
Vincent Gregory, of Lathrup Village, most recently served as a state senator and state representative. Gregory has also served as an Oakland County commissioner and a detective with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department. He succeeds James Hallen whose term has expired.
Sheryl Y. Kennedy, Ph.D., of Davison, most recently served as a state representative for the 48th House District. Prior to elected office, Kennedy served as an educator, principal, and lecturer at the University of Michigan. She succeeds Joseph Smalley whose term has expired.
Appointments to the State Officers Compensation Commission are for 4-year terms and are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.
The State Officers Compensation Commission was created by Article IV, Section 12 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and Public Act 357 of 1968. The Commission shall determine the salaries and expense allowances of the members of the Legislature, the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Attorney General, the Secretary of State, and the Justices of the Supreme Court.