Sen. Pavlov appointed to Talent Investment Board

LANSING–Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Sen. Phil Pavlov to the newly created Talent Investment Board, the next step in the governor’s economic reinvention plan for Michigan.

The board, housed within the Workforce Development Agency in the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, has been established to focus on job creation and developing and connecting Michigan’s talent.

“The Talent Investment Board is composed of gifted people in their respective professions who will bring unique perspectives for developing job talent in Michigan,” said Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township. “I’m honored the governor has selected me to serve in this capacity.”

The 47-member board, made up of members from both the public and private sectors, replaces and streamlines the former Council for Labor and Economic Growth, which had 71 members. Pavlov was appointed to serve as one of four members representing the Legislature.

The board is charged with advising and assisting the governor regarding compliance with the federal Workforce Investment Act and overall talent development. The governor, legislative representatives and department directors serve for their respective terms. All other appointees serve at the pleasure of the governor.

“One of the ways we will reinvent Michigan is to create an environment of job growth and talent development,” Snyder said. “I am confident these individuals will use their diverse backgrounds and expertise to help meet these key goals.”