Gov. Rick Snyder

Michigan

Born
Aug 19, 1958

Birth State
Michigan

Party
Republican

School(s)
University of Michigan; University of Michigan Law School; University of Michigan Business School

P.O. Box 30013 Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: 517/373-3400  Fax: 517/335-6863

Governor’s Website       State Website

BIO

Rick Snyder was sworn in as governor of Michigan on January 1, 2011, and was sworn in for his second term on January 1, 2015.

Snyder earned his bachelor’s degree, MBA and law degree from the University of Michigan – all by the age of 23. He chose to start his career in Michigan as a tax accountant with the Detroit office of Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and, within six years, he made partner.

Snyder previously served as chairman and CEO of the computer company, Gateway. He also founded Ann Arbor, Michigan-based venture capital and investment firms and an online health and wellness company. He has been actively involved in economic development as well, having served as the first chair of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Snyder is the first certified public accountant to be elected governor of Michigan. He and his wife, Sue, have one son and two daughters.

Spouse

Michigan’s first lady, Sue Snyder, is a native of Dearborn, Michigan. She met her husband, Governor Rick Snyder, while both were working at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Detroit, and they were married in 1987.

Mrs. Snyder has been an active community volunteer, serving on the board of The Neutral Zone in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a nonprofit center for teens designed to promote personal growth and realize their dreams. The first lady also is the spokesperson for Ele’s Place in Lansing and Ann Arbor, a healing center for grieving children and their families. She is past president of the board and development chair of Daycroft Montessori School, as well as past president of the Parents Guild.

Mrs. Snyder is a graduate of Dearborn High School and attended Western Michigan University, with a focus on business and administration.

The Snyders have three children: Jeff, 25; Melissa, 22; and Kelsey, 17.

Staff

Chief of Staff
Dick Posthumus

Legal Counsel
Travis Weber

Communications Director/Media Contact
Ari Adler

Governor’s Scheduler
Elizabeth Weir

Washington Representative
Bill McBride

Staff Support for Governor’s Spouse
Lisa Oca

Former Governors

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