Ishpeming native appointed to NMU?board of trustees

MARQUETTE – Scott Holman, an Ishpeming native and former chairman and trustee of the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees, has again been appointed to the panel to serve the remainder of an unexpired term until 2018.

Gov. Rick Snyder announced Holman’s appointment Friday.

“Scott brings a tremendous amount of skill and experience to the NMU board and I thank him for his willingness to serve in this important role,” Snyder said in a news release.

Holman, who lives in downstate Freeland, served on the eight-person NMU board from 1997 through 2004, according to the university’s website. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from NMU.

In 1999, Holman purchased Granite Island in Lake Superior and restored its lighthouse.

Holman owns and manages King Lake Wilderness in Covington Township in Baraga County.

He is also the founding director of First State Bank and managing partner of PN Investments LLC. Holman is involved with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, is past president of the Steel Founders Society of America and past president of the Saginaw Valley Torch Club. Holman spent 12 years as the president of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society.

Holman will replace Stephen Gulis Jr. on the NMU board of directors. Gulis resigned prior to his eight-year term expiring. Holman, if approved by the state Senate, will serve until Dec. 31, 2018.

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