[nfbmi-talk] FW: Reorganization

Fred Wurtzel f.wurtzel at att.net
Wed Jan 26 22:46:56 CST 2011

Hello everyone,


Larry asked me to send the article below.  Please read the following.  We
may need to make some quick decisions and you will need to be familiar with
this information.


Warmest Regards,




Amy Lane

Capitol Briefings


Originally Published: January 05, 2011 2:15 PM  Modified: January 05, 2011
5:17 PM

Snyder temporarily keeps DELEG officials as government reorganization rolls

As much changes with the new administration of Gov. Rick Snyder, one of the

biggest departments has yet to see permanent or new faces at the top. And it

for a little while.

Top officials at the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth

- Acting Director Andy Levin and deputy directors Susan Corbin and Curtis

Sr. - have been asked to remain on a temporary basis as Snyder looks at what

to happen with the department, said Snyder communications director Geralyn

They will remain in their jobs in an acting capacity for about a month,
Lasher said.

"DELEG is massive," she said. "In order to have a little bit more time to
sort through

what is the most appropriate move in some of those areas.it's going to be a

easier and a little more appropriate to keep them on."

All of DELEG's functions, and the best way to approach them, are under
review by

Snyder's team and the DELEG officials are providing assistance, Lasher said.

In most other state departments, Snyder has named either new directors or

directors. Not formally announced, but the case, is that State Budget
Director John

Nixon will also serve as the director of the

Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget


Nixon is one of what will be six group executives in Snyder's new management

for state government.

The group executives, some of whom are also department heads, form an

of government that is designed implement policy and vision in a coordinated
and strategic


They are:

Nixon, group executive for value for money. The Department of Technology,

and Budget and the

Office of State Employer

 are among functions that fall under his purview.

State Treasurer and

Michigan Department of Treasury

 Director Andy Dillon, group executive for treasury. Operations under him

traditional treasury department functions, the

Bureau of State Lottery and the

Michigan Gaming Control Board


Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

 Director Dan Wyant, group executive for quality of life. He will oversee
the DEQ,


Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the to-be-renamed

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

. An executive order adding rural development to the agriculture
department's official

title is expected to be issued shortly.

Michigan Economic Development Corp.

 CEO Michael Finney, group executive for economic growth. Areas of oversight


Michigan Department of Transportation

, workforce development, unemployment and workers' compensation, and the

Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation.

Snyder deputy chief of staff Jeff Barnes, who will be public safety group

and will coordinate the

Michigan Department of Corrections

, the Michigan Department of State Police and the

Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs


A sixth person, group executive for people, is yet to be named. Lasher said

person will oversee the

Michigan Department of Human Services

, the Michigan Department of Community Health and the

Michigan Department of Civil Rights


Lasher would not comment on reports that Michigan Supreme Court

 Justice Maura Corrigan will resign from the court to head the Human
Services department.

Snyder last week named Duane Berger, senior deputy director of department

in the Michigan Department of State

, to be the Human Services department's acting director.

C 2011

Crain Communications Inc.

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