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Gov. Whitmer makes appointments to Michigan Truck Safety Commission

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Published: Aug. 2, 2019 at 2:31 PM EDT
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Governor Gretchen Whitmer Friday announced the following appointments to the Michigan Truck Safety Commission.

Gregory H. Causley, of Saginaw, is the owner and president of Causley Trucking, Inc. Mr. Causley is appointed to succeed Jill Skutar, whose term expires August 4, 2019, to represent the Michigan Trucking Association for a term commencing August 5, 2019, and expiring August 4, 2021.

Carol M. Heinowski, of Grand Ledge, is the logistics manager for safety and compliance for Meijer, Inc and a former safety investigator for the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Mrs. Heinowski is appointed to succeed Sharon Conklin, whose term expires August 4, 2019, to represent private motor carriers for a term commencing August 5, 2019, and expiring August 4, 2021.

Kim W. Kelly, of Dimondale, is a retired accountant manager with the Michigan State Police Office of Highway Safety Planning Ms. Kelly is appointed to succeed Amanda Williams, whose term expired August 4, 2019, to represent the general public for a term commencing August 5, 2019, and expiring August 4, 2021.

Jeffrey T. Lee, of Canton, is a trustee and business agent with Teamsters Local 337 and a former truck driver for Kellogg’s. Mr. Lee is appointed to succeed Dave Goller, whose term expires August 4, 2019, to represent organized labor for a term commencing August 5, 2019, and expiring August 4, 2021.

James P. Shea, of Waterford, is the founder of PK Contracting, Inc. pavement marking company. Mr. Shea is appointed to succeed Timothy Yungfer, whose term expires August 4, 2019, to represent the general public for a term commencing August 5, 2019, and expiring August 4, 2021.

Jeremy J. Worm, of Ahmeek, is the associate director of APS LABS and director of Mobile Lab at Michigan Technological University. He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. Dr. Worm is appointed to succeed Daniel Blower, whose term expires August 4, 2019, to represent four-year colleges or universities for a term commencing August 5, 2019, and expiring August 4, 2021.

Michelle K. Taylor, of Muskegon, is the CDL coordinator for CDL Training Services & Consulting, Inc. at Muskegon Community College. Ms. Taylor is reappointed to represent Michigan community colleges for a term commencing August 5, 2019, and expiring August 4, 2021.

The Michigan Truck Safety Commission (MTSC) is the only organization in the nation dedicated to commercial truck driver education and training supported solely by the industry it serves. The Commission is committed to enhancing truck and truck driver safety by providing truck driver education and training, heightening all drivers' awareness of the operational characteristics and limitations of trucks, initiating data collection and research, and supporting enforcement of motor carrier safety laws.

These appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.