Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Michigan governor-elect picks women to head state police, community health

From The Detroit News:

Lansing— Gov.-elect Rick Snyder is expected to announce Wednesday the appointment of the first female to head the Michigan State Police.

Snyder will promote from within to name Lt. Col. Kriste Etue the new head for the Michigan State Police and will retain Kirk Steudle as the director of the Michigan Department of Transportation, spokeswoman Geralyn Lasher confirmed Tuesday.

Snyder is to make the announcements at a news conference in Lansing.

Etue is a deputy director whose responsibilities include the police budget.

She will be the second woman named to head a department in the Snyder administration.

On Friday, Olga Dazzo was named director of the Department of Community Health.

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