Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed J. Steve Mark of Muskegon, and Richard McLonis of Shelby Township, to the Michigan Carnival-Amusement Safety Board.
The seven-member board, housed within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, oversees the inspection and operation of more than 200 carnival and amusement companies and nearly 900 carnival rides.
Mark is vice president of construction and maintenance for Michiganís Adventure, the stateís largest amusement and water park. He has worked for Michiganís Adventure, previously Deer Park Funland, for more than 30 years, and served as maintenance manager prior to his current position.
Mark is a member of the National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials. He holds an associate degree in accounting from Muskegon Business College and a bachelorís degree in education from Ferris State University. Mark will represent amusement park operators and replaces Douglas Schmidt.
McLonis is a risk control consultant for Detroit-based Marsh USA Inc. and Marsh Risk Consulting. McLonis is a certified safety professional.
Appointees will serve four-year terms that expire July 10, 2016, and their appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.