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Rick Snyder's Biography

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Full Name:

Rick Snyder




Wife: Sue; 3 Children: Jeff, Melissa, Kelsey

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Battle Creek, MI

JD, School of Law, University of Michigan, 1982

MBA, University of Michigan, 1979

Bachelor's, University of Michigan, 1977

Governor, State of Michigan, 2010-2019

Creator, HealthMedia Incorporated, present

Chief Executive Officer/Chair, Ardesta, 2000-2010

Partner/Founder, Avalon Investments, 1997-2000

President/Chief Operating Officer, Gateway Computers, 1991-1997

Partner/Tax Accountant, Coopers and Lybrand (Now PricewaterhouseCoopers), 1982-1991

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, 1982-1984

Former Chair, Ann Arbor SPARK

First Chair, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, 1999


Public Official of the Year, GOVERNING Magazine, 2014

Favorite Author:

James Clavel;
John Grisham;
Ken Follett;
Tom Clancy

Favorite Movie:

The Fugitive; The Patriot; Star Wars

Favorite Quote:

"Smaller, faster, better, cheaper"; "The Buck Stops Here" - H. Truman

Favorite TV Shows:

Law And Order; Mythbusters

Favorite Type of Music:

Motown; Classic rock; New rock

Hobbies or Special Talents:

Water Skiing; Boating; Kayaking; Fishing; Hiking; Biking; Univ. of Mich. sports; Detroit sports; Visiting new places