On Friday, December 21, 2018, Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer announced several key positions in her incoming administration. Here are the positions we have so far;
Department Leaders are as follows;
Treasurer: Rachael Eubanks, a current Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) member, will be the new state treasurer.
State Budget Director: Chris Kolb, president of the Michigan Environmental Council.
Director of the Office of the State Employer: Liza Estlund Olson, executive director of the SEIU Local 517M.
Leadership Positions in her Executive office;
Chief of Staff: JoAnne Huls, chief of staff at Sterling Group.
Chief Strategist: Mark Burton, Whitmer's former legislative chief of staff.
Chief Legal Counsel: Mark Totten, MSU College of Law associate professor and former Attorney General candidate.
Chief Compliance Officer: Corina Pena Andorfer, attorney and former chief compliance officer at the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Cabinet Secretary: Jay Rising, former state treasurer and retired executive vice president/chief financial officer of Detroit Medical Center.
Chief of Staff to Lt. Gov. Garlin GILCHRIST II – Shaquila Myers, the legislative director for Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich.
Communications Director: Zack Pohl, the communications director on Whitmer's gubernatorial campaign.
Public Affairs Director: Jen Flood, government policy advisor at Dykema.
Community Affairs Director: Melanie Brown, director of public affairs and community engagement at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
Stay tuned for continuing updates as the new administration announces cabinet positions.