2013-05-16 / Business

In brief

Fordney Club elects officers

The Fordney Club of Saginaw County held its annual election of officers on April 23, at the Saginaw Club in Saginaw.

Officers elected for the 2013-2014 board year are president, Kevin Schultz of Saginaw Valley State University; vice president, David Hoffman, of Smith Bovil, PC; treasurer, Todd Hart, of Saginaw Medical Federal Credit Union; and secretary, John Morey, of DM SITE, Inc.

Other Fordney Club board of directors serving with club officers are Jonathan Homan, of Active Community Nursing (dinner chairman), Michael Espinoza, of Yeo & Yeo (membership chairman), Scott Hare, of the Saginaw County Road Commission (Red Feather Football coordinator), and Michael Buckmaster, of Dependable Painting (Order of the Red Feather coordinator).

White Pine art teacher named to NAEA board

SAGINAW TWP. – A local art teacher was named to the National Art Education Association’s Board of Directors last month, according to a recent press release from the NAEA.

Kimberly Cairy, a visual arts teacher at White Pine Middle School, will serve a two-year term with six other art educators from around the country.

The NAEA is a professional membership organization for visual arts educators and those interested in the essential role of the arts in teaching and learning. The organization’s mission is to advance visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding.

Cairy, who is a graduate of Swan Valley High School, obtained her master’s degree in art education from Eastern Michigan University in 2003. She has previously served as the president of the Michigan Art Education Association.

Chamber welcomes Executive VP Veronica Horn

SAGINAW – Bob VanDeventer, president and CEO of The Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce announces that Veronica Horn has joined the staff as executive vice president.

Horn is returning to the Chamber after four years as State Government Affairs Manager for Dow Corning Corporation, and will lead government and political affairs for the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce.

“I am very excited to be returning to the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce,” stated Horn. “I gained valuable experience working for Dow Corning and now am able to view community issues and public policy from the perspective of a large corporation as well as a small independent business owner. My heart has always been in helping to shape public policy, ensuring a voice for Chamber Members in both policy development and community issues that create a healthy environment for job creation in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

Horn was previously with the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce for 10 years and has an extensive background in government affairs, having worked for U.S. Congressmen Bob Traxler and Jim Barcia.

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