Michigan Governor Rick Snyder issued Executive Order 13 of 2011, creating the Talent Investment Board to better focus on job creation and developing and connecting the state's talent.
This 47-member board replaces and streamlines the former Council for Labor and Economic Growth, which had 71 members. The board, housed within the Workforce Development Agency in the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, 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."
Kester So, a member in the Lansing office of Dickinson Wright PLLC will be representing businesses in Michigan as part of his role on this board. He is a member of the Michigan State Bar and earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law .